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Database Fundamentals and Database Programming

Computing Adults part-time HE


Database Fundamentals and Database Programming

Our industry experienced teaching staff will provide you with a comprehensive instructor led, classroom-based delivery. You will also have access to the  Oracle Academy Programme.  

 You will cover topics including:  Entity relationship modelling, database design, development, and normalization. 

 The language of the database using SQL (Structured Query Language) through accessing data with SQL, data definitions, manipulations, and control languages and transaction control. 

Course Information

Entry requirements

Desirable entry requirements are Knowledge of Data modelling/Use of databases/SQL 

Course content

You will study:

  • Database Design using Oracle data modelling techniques 
  • Database programming with SQL using APEX platform to write and execute SQL statements 
  • Data Manipulation Language (DML) 
  • Data Definition Language (DDL) 
  • Data Control Language (DCL) 
  • Database entities and attributes 
  • Database Queries 
  • Database relationship basics including super-types, subtypes, transferability  
  • Resolving many to many (M:M) relationships 
  • Database technologies  
  • Database Columns, Characters, Values and Rows 
  • Logical comparisons and precedence rules 
  • Number, character, date, conversion, and null functions  
  • Conditional expressions  
  • Group functions 
Assessment methods

This course will be assessed by: 

  • An Entity Relationship Diagram assignment for a given scenario 
  • A multi-choice test in SQL 
Qualification gained

You will gain: 

  •  Bedford College Database Fundamentals and Programming with SQL Using Oracle Certificate of Completion  
Further study and career options

Course progression: 

  • Ability to move onto Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate exam 
  • Move on to learn PL/SQL, a procedural language extension to SQL  

Career progression: 

  • Database Administrator 
  • SQL Database Developer  
  • Database Specialist  
  • A career in a database environment  
Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 04/10/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £600.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.