We do payments by card (debit or credit) via our Community Coding Club website as above by selecting your relevant school. We do not accept PayPal, cheque, cash or childcare vouchers. There are no discounts for siblings.
There is no refund if your child decides not to continue after the course starts.
We teach Fuze BASIC Coding, which offers a really intuitive interface for kids to learn a code. Our lessons are about teaching the fundamentals of coding, not a specific language. To this aim, we use the procedural language called Basic.
Normally we will utilise USB sticks within our own network when running the sessions. At the schools discretion, they may choose to download Fuze onto their own system. Alternatively, when neither of these is an option, we will bring in our own laptops with Fuze pre-installed.
The session will be run by our DBS enhanced trainers. There will be two trainers- at least one of our own, along with a teaching assistant, or another one of our trainers.
By the end of the first term of an introductory term, they will have been exposed to a lot of new terminology and vocabulary around the coding environment e.g. variables, procedures, functions. As well as picking up skills around using a computer, an editor, saving, loading etc. This is in addition to ancillary skills like keys on a keyboard, punctuation, cursor, input and output etc.
As you probably know, learning to code is like learning a new language, 10 hours is not going to produce a student who suddenly knows everything, but if the student stays on at the club throughout the year and into the following years, they will be an exceptional programmer by the end who will be able to write code in almost any language.
Your child will receive a certification relevant to their course for example beginners, beginners+, intermediate, advanced.
We are working on a pack for parents and students to have an additional home study element should they wish to continue at home. This is not yet ready.
This course is about learning and not just about playing games. However, they will have fun learning how to code games during the course.
Send us an email with your registration details to firstname.lastname@example.org.