May Half Term
for children and teenagers
Learn proper coding in Python
Next Courses: Starting 1 June
Live Online Courses
Courses run from 1st - 4th June, 2021
Four live and interactive sessions, one hour a day
Additional resources and ongoing support
Course costs £50. Each course consists of four sessions
Get £20 off when you book a three-course bundle. You can combine holiday and weekly courses into a bundle
The first step in the coding journey
Level 1 courses are aimed at those who are new to learning coding in Python. They are also suitable for those who may have already done a bit of Python—a Level 1 course ensures that the fundamentals on which all of coding are built are well understood.
Although we start from the fundamentals in all our age groups in Level 1, we progress at a faster pace for older age groups.
A Level 1 course is the starting point for learning coding in Python. Students will then progress through higher level courses and all our students can access support during and after courses through our student forum.
What to expect from a codetoday course
Our live online courses deliver the best of both worlds: interactive live sessions and on-demand videos and other resources.
May Half Term courses will run between from 1-4 June. Courses are split into three age groups: 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16 and each course has various start times providing lots of flexibility.
Each course has four live sessions, one per day. Each session is one hour long. These are interactive lessons led by a codetoday instructor within our dedicated online learning platform.
Get £20 off when you book a three-course bundle
Many of you have asked, and we have delivered. We now have a bundle offer for bookings that include three or more courses. Book three consecutive levels as a bundle and get £20 off your booking.
All you need to do is to add any three Live Online courses to the shopping cart when booking, and the £20 discount will be applied automatically. Yes, it's as simple as that.
Why choose codetoday
Our courses emphasise learning to code properly and developing the programming mindset. This encourages the development of creative skills, logical thinking and problem solving.
We have developed our Live Online courses with the aim to provide interactive sessions in which our instructors can engage and communicate effectively with the group. Small groups ensure there is real interaction within the group. We also make the most of the benefits provided by online platforms by providing additional resources that can be accessed on-demand.
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Details on our curriculum and methods
We believe that the most important skill to learn is to be able to think in the manner required to be able to communicate with a computer. This includes thinking in a logical and systematic way, problem-solving, and fostering a mindset in which errors are seen as a key part of learning — these are all key aspects of programming and skills that are relevant beyond coding as well.
All our courses:
have small class sizes to ensure individual attention;
focus on understanding how to communicate with a computer through coding, which is the essential skill for a good programmer;
teach the fundamentals of computer programming thoroughly while making sure it's fun and engaging. We deliberately choose to teach Python programming on a computer rather than using other gadgets and devices that can distract from learning the basics of coding well;
include additional resources: videos, notes and quizzes to act as a reminder of what was covered in the course;
include support during and after the course;
put equal importance on having exceptional content and exceptional delivery as we believe that both are critical to learn a specialised subject such as coding.
Courses are centred around one or more projects including writing animations and games through which we cover the key topics in programming, including data types and data structures, conditional statements, control flow and functions, and focus on the skills required to plan and construct a computer program in an efficient manner.
After the course
At codetoday we have a very extensive curriculum ranging from the very basics of programming all the way to advanced topics well beyond what is covered in GCSE and A' Level computing. Many of our students progress from one level onto the next and we monitor the progress of our students closely.
A key part of learning is independent coding. We encourage our students to carry on coding after the course and if they do, they will have questions and problems. That is why we offer six months of support after the course during which students can send us their ideas and their code and we can assist them with finding errors, solving problems and provide feedback.
Codetoday is one of the best things that's happened to her. Thanks so much.
– Mother of 16 year old who attended several codetoday courses
Just wanted to thank you again. These two days have been great. I’ve understood whilst also not finding it easy if that makes sense. I guess that’s to be expected and I imagine every good programmer was exactly where I am at some point.
– Jade, adult course participant
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. The whole course was so well planned, the instructors were very knowledgeable and able to teach very young children in language they can understand. Will definitely do further courses for my daughter. The platform is very clean and reliable too.
– Father of 8 year old on our Live Online courses
My children really engaged with and enjoyed this course. They loved the projects, thought the teacher was great, and really can't wait to do another one. From a parent's perspective, I appreciated how the course was organised - with an engaging live lesson and then other online resources to try - so it wasn't too much screen-time in one go.
– Mother of 12 year olds