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Coding is a fundamental skill for the digital age. Learning to code helps students develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and equips them with the ability to understand and create technology. It also opens up a wide range of career opportunities in the technology field.

Beginner
5 week course
Little Logic Learners: Fun with Coding Concepts

This engaging course introduces young learners to the exciting world of coding through interactive modules and fun-filled lessons. In 'Adventure in Algorithm Island', students will learn about sequencing by making a sandwich and preparing for school. 'Code Commanders and Debug Detectives' will transform students into human robots and teach them about conditional commands. Lastly, in 'Loop and Logic Land', they will explore the concept of loops through dance and paper code activities. This course is designed to stimulate curiosity and foster a love for coding in a playful and enjoyable way.

Intermediate
8 week course
Pixel Pals: Creative Coding with Scratch Jr

This course introduces young learners to the world of creative coding through Scratch Jr, a beginner-friendly programming language. Starting with an overview of the app, students will learn to choose and customize sprites, animate characters, and incorporate sounds and music. The course then progresses to story-building and game creation, teaching students to set scenes, bring characters to life, and create interactive games. The final lessons focus on enhancing games with scoring systems and sound effects, equipping students with the skills to create their own digital masterpieces.

Life Skills You'll Gain

Ready to level up your life skills? Learning about Coding is a great way to do it! Check out some of the abilities you'll develop as you become a pro.

Problem-solving

Requires breaking down complex problems into smaller, manageable tasks, and then finding solutions to those tasks.

Critical thinking

Requires understanding the logic and structure of a program or robot, and being able to think critically about how to improve it.

Creativity

Allows students to express their creativity by building their own programs, games, art and other digital projects.

Persistence and grit

Can be challenging, and learning it often requires a lot of trial and error which develops persistence and grit as they work through difficult problems.

Collaboration

Often done in teams, and students learn how to work effectively with others and communicate their ideas effectively.

Digital literacy

Can help students develop their understanding of technology and how it works, which can be useful in many areas of life.

Entrepreneurial skills

Can be used to develop and design websites, mobile applications, software and robots. This can be used to start a business venture or to create a startup.

STEM skills

Often requires a combination of science, technology, engineering and math, and students who take robotics courses may develop their STEM skills and knowledge.

Communication

Students learn to express ideas effectively, collaborate, and provide feedback to achieve successful outcomes.

Discover Your Dream Career

Wondering where your Coding skills can take you? Check out these potential careers to discover your options.

Software Developer

They write computer programs to make sure the software you use on your computer or phone works properly.

Web Developer

They make websites that you can visit on the internet and make sure they look good and work well.

Mobile Developer

They make apps for your phone or tablet, like the games you play or the social media you use.

DevOps Engineer

They help make sure that the software people make works well and is easy for others to use.

Full-Stack Developer

They work on all parts of a website, from the front-end (what you see on the screen) to the back-end (what happens behind the scenes).

Game Developer

They create the video games you play on your computer or gaming console.

Cloud Engineer

They help make sure that people can access their information and programs from anywhere, using the internet.

Artificial Intelligence Engineer

They create computer programs that can think and make decisions like a human.

Develop Life Skills

Learning about Coding can help students develop a variety of life skills, including:

Problem-solving

Requires breaking down complex problems into smaller, manageable tasks, and then finding solutions to those tasks.

Critical thinking

Requires understanding the logic and structure of a program or robot, and being able to think critically about how to improve it.

Creativity

Allows students to express their creativity by building their own programs, games, art and other digital projects.

Persistence and grit

Can be challenging, and learning it often requires a lot of trial and error which develops persistence and grit as they work through difficult problems.

Collaboration

Often done in teams, and students learn how to work effectively with others and communicate their ideas effectively.

Digital literacy

Can help students develop their understanding of technology and how it works, which can be useful in many areas of life.

Entrepreneurial skills

Can be used to develop and design websites, mobile applications, software and robots. This can be used to start a business venture or to create a startup.

STEM skills

Often requires a combination of science, technology, engineering and math, and students who take robotics courses may develop their STEM skills and knowledge.

Communication

Students learn to express ideas effectively, collaborate, and provide feedback to achieve successful outcomes.

Pro Interview

Advice from Pros

We also include video interviews with leading Coding professionals and experts, providing students with valuable insights and advice on the world of Coding, as well as a glimpse into the diverse career opportunities available in this field.

Explore Future Career Paths

Learning about Coding can put students on track for a rewarding career

Software Developer

They write computer programs to make sure the software you use on your computer or phone works properly.

Web Developer

They make websites that you can visit on the internet and make sure they look good and work well.

Mobile Developer

They make apps for your phone or tablet, like the games you play or the social media you use.

DevOps Engineer

They help make sure that the software people make works well and is easy for others to use.

Full-Stack Developer

They work on all parts of a website, from the front-end (what you see on the screen) to the back-end (what happens behind the scenes).

Game Developer

They create the video games you play on your computer or gaming console.

Cloud Engineer

They help make sure that people can access their information and programs from anywhere, using the internet.

Artificial Intelligence Engineer

They create computer programs that can think and make decisions like a human.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our online coding learning platform for schools provides a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that teaches students the fundamentals of coding and computer science. Our platform features interactive lessons, real-world projects, and personalized support to help students develop essential skills for the 21st century. By using our platform, schools can enhance their curriculum, prepare students for future careers, and promote digital literacy.

Our courses are tailored to the unique needs and abilities of students in different age groups. We offer curriculum for students between 6 - 18 years old.

This allows us to provide age-appropriate content and instruction that best supports students' learning and development.

No prior coding experience is required to use our platform. Our curriculum is designed to be accessible and engaging for beginners and advanced learners alike.

Our platform is web-based and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. Teachers can create student accounts, assign lessons and projects, and monitor progress and performance. Students can complete lessons and projects at their own pace and receive feedback and support from their teacher or our online community of coding educators.

A digital skill pathway is a collection of courses within a particular field of study, such as robotics, that provides students with an introduction to the field and gradually expands their knowledge and skills in that area.

Our digital skills pathways provide comprehensive education and guidance to students throughout primary and secondary school, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in higher education and in their future careers.

Our platform is web-based and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. We recommend using a modern web browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari, for the best experience. No additional software or hardware is required to use our platform.

The number you enter for your school during registration depends on your school's country:

  • Ireland: Please enter your School Roll Number. This is a unique identifier for schools in Ireland.
  • UK: Enter the School URN (Unique Reference Number). This is a unique number allocated to all schools in the UK.
  • US: Please enter your school's NCES ID (National Center for Education Statistics Identifier). This is a unique identification number for recognized educational institutions in the US.

Please ensure you input the correct number to ensure accurate identification and registration for your school.

If you are unsure of your school number please contact us and we'll be glad to help.

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