Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need for the courses?
Any computer can be used to attend our courses. For online courses the computer will require access to the internet and Zoom. For some of our courses we use an online coding platform, whereas in others we will ask you to install the required software on your computer. We will send you detailed instructions on what software to install should this be required for your course.
For in-person courses, we can rent out laptops for use during the sessions if requested at time of booking.
Do you offer advanced courses as well?
Yes. Our curriculum spans a very broad range, starting from the very basics but also extends to advanced material. The way we deliver courses changes as students advance through the curriculum. In our children and teenagers programme, we introduce advance topics in programming and we also use coding within projects linked to other areas of the educational curriculum such as maths and science. Our adult programme also starts from the fundamentals and quickly moves on to intermediate and advanced topic with an emphasis on programming used in non-coding professions.
Do you offer courses in other languages besides Python?
No, and here's why: We believe that the most important aspect for a beginner learning how to code is not learning the programming language but learning how to think in a computational way. In our courses the emphasis is on this. We choose Python as the language of instruction as this is the language best suited for beginners of any age. It is also a very broad language that can be used for many different applications. Our advice is to first become confident in programming in one language, and then it is relatively easy to switch to other languages at a later stage.
What are the class sizes?
In all our courses we keep class sizes small to ensure that the instructor can support each student individually during the sessions. Online courses are limited to a maximum of 10 students. In-person courses have a maximum of 8 students (children's courses) or 10 participants (courses for adults)
Where are the courses held?
With our Live Online courses participants can join from anywhere in the world as long as they have internet access. Our in person courses are held either in people's homes (for private courses for children) or client offices (for corporate training programs), or in one of our scheduled course venues, currently in London only. Our primary course locations are South Kensington for adult courses and Swiss Cottage for children's courses.
What about safeguarding of children?
This is of paramount importance for us. All our instructors have up-to-date DBS certificates (formerly CRB) and every venue and course format is carefully risk assessed.
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Yes. If you wish to book a course using childcare vouchers please email us first and let us know which childcare voucher provider you wish to use. We will then send you instructions on how to book using childcare vouchers.
What is coding?
Don't worry, you're not the only one to ask this question. Have a look at our Parents' Guide to Coding for more details.
Do you have more information on your curriculum and how children progress through it?
Yes. we are very proud of our curriculum and our courses. Read more about the curriculum here.