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Introduction to Creative Coding


Duration: 10 Weeks

Attendance: One 2 hour online session per week: 1 hour delivery + 1 hour of tutor support time (if required).

This is a term course for learners who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of Coding. During the course, you will learn how to program a Micro:Bit using block-based code and Javascript programming languages. This course could help you to move onto further qualifications or employment opportunities linked to the coding industry. 

Topics Covered:

  • Basic coding inputs and outputs
  • Constants and variables
  • Loops and functions
  • Logic and sensors
  • MakeCode and JavaScript. 

How Will I Be Assessed?

This is a non-accredited course, however, linked to the Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) framework you will be expected to build up a portfolio which will be assessed by your tutor against the course criteria.

There will be a variety of activities and it is a great opportunity to interact with new people. You will be given supportive feedback from your tutor on a weekly basis to help you develop your skills. You will receive a certificate to show you have completed the course. 

What Are The Entry Requirements?

There is an expectation that you will hold an Entry 3 Level qualification in Maths and English, you will also need a basic understanding of computers (i.e. entry-level 2 qualification in IT, or higher). 

We do offer additional courses if you are interested in developing your English, Maths and IT skills. Please speak to your tutor if you are interested in there or any other courses we offer.

Students’ will be required (with guidance, if required) to set up online accounts (e.g. Google).

If you’re not sure if this course is for you, then please contact us to discuss these requirements.

Are there any Technical Requirements?

Yes. The course will be delivered remotely, enabling you to learn from the comfort of your own home. Students will be required to access Google Classrooms to take part (Guidance on setting this will be provided). It’s essential that students have a device with internet access. The ideal device to use during the course is a computer. If you don’t have a computer but have access to a tablet please let us know as this may be suitable. You will also need a Google/Gmail account.

Weekly sessions will be delivered to you via video conference with your tutor (Google Hangouts). If you have access to a webcam and microphone, this could be beneficial but not essential.

Are There Any Costs?

No, the course is free of charge.

What Will This Course Lead To?

This is an excellent course to support you in exploring and gaining coding skills and knowledge. The course could lead to further qualification pathways and employment opportunities.

We have further courses linked to Coding, such as an introduction to Website Design, which may also be of interest to you.

How Do I Enrol?

To find out more or to book a place on the course please contact: 

Adult Learning Services

0151 511 7788

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