Everything you need to know about codetoday's summer 2019 coding courses for ages 7-17
It seems like only yesterday we were in the midst of our Easter coding camps. The year has definitely gone quickly. This summer we will be bringing you our biggest programme of courses ever. With this in mind we thought it would be useful to introduce the courses, what you can expect and what your children will benefit from with codetoday.
Our approach goes beyond coding
What makes codetoday different? A question we are regularly asked. At codetoday we focus on teaching coding, pure and simple. The language we use is Python, one of the most popular languages in use today. We believe it's important to teach children in a coding language that's actually used in the world around us.
We deliver coding tuition at a pace and in a format that is completely tailored to the age of the student. In fact our students will be creating programmes within 10 minutes in their first course. More than just creating coders we teach our students to think like coders. Using logic, problem solving and creative skills to create confident, independent students.
While Python is our language of choice the skills we teach are easily transferable to other coding languages and more importantly life in general.
A codetoday course is just the start
Our goal for every student is to build confidence and foster curiosity. To support this a coding course is just the start. At codetoday we provide resources and materials for the student to explore coding further in their own time, and we support them after the course too.
Small groups with similar aged children
We find our students learn quicker in our dedicated teaching environment, in small groups of eight or less. We separate our courses into age groups; 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17. This allows us to perfectly tailor the course content and pace to the needs of the students.
The basics, what you need to know
Do I need to bring my own laptop for the course?
No need to if you can't for whatever reason as we can provide laptops. However it is recommended that you bring your own laptop if you can as this will make it easy for you to carry on programming at home. Before the course starts we will guide you on how to install Python on your computer (Mac, Windows or Linux), which is free to download, so you are all set up for the course.
What are the class sizes in your courses?
We run all our courses with very small class sizes to ensure a high level of individual attention. Children's courses have a maximum of eight students, with six being the average.
Do you offer more advanced courses?
We offer follow-on courses for anyone completing our first course and wanting to extend their expertise. More information here, or contact us to discuss further.
Do you offer courses in other programming languages?
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, especially children. Our advise is to first become confident in programming in one language, and then it is relatively easy to switch to other languages afterwards.
Where are the courses held?
Summer 2019 coding courses are held at the Hampstead School of English premises, 553 Finchley Road, London, NW3 7BJ. Ideally located for Hampstead and West Hampstead and other NW London postcodes, with plenty of bus routes stopping in front of the School.
What about safeguarding?
All our instructors have a DBS (formerly CRB) certificate, as do all the staff at our host for scheduled courses, the Hampstead School of English. Upon booking we require you to confirm whether you are happy for children to leave the premises on their own after the class, and if not who has permission to pick them up.
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Yes. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a place on our courses using childcare vouchers.
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