Coding Taster

Course Code: ITXCS4018P

Programme: Course

Attleborough Comm & Enterprise Centre
Adult Education Office
Church Street
NR17 2AH

Start Date: 05/06/2019
End Date: 05/06/2019
Day of first lesson: Wednesday
Total length of course: 2 Hours
Start time of first lesson: 18:30

Directions to venue

From Attleborough Church (St marys) you will find us on the left hand side .From Wymondham A11 turn off for Attleborough just after the garage carry on for about 1 mile the high school will be on the right then pedestrian lights straight ahead our entrance is there on the right . Sorry we have no parking for learners although we have 2 disabled spaces .Free parking is available in the town centre which is very close.Carry on round the one way system back into the Town which will bring you to the Green turn left and the free carpark is signposted ahead .

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Course Description

Are you wanting to gain a better understanding of computer programming either for work, leisure or understanding what your children are learning at school. People who would benefit from this course could include: those working in education, for example educators, teachers, and teaching assistants who want to gain a better understanding of coding to inform their own delivery. Parents of school age children studying programming at school that want to gain a greater insight into what’s involved. Professional people who are interested in gaining additional skills and a greater understanding of computer programming. Individuals thinking of studying IT at Further and Higher Education level who want to find out if computer programming is for them.

What will I learn?

Scratch introduces coding using draggable blocks rather than typing instructions. Scratch is used to introduce coding in schools, usually between Year 6 and Year 9.By the end of the taster you will have an introduction to the Scratch programming environment developed by MIT.The fundamental principles of Scratch and how it is used. What schools are using it for in Computing lessons

Is this course right for me?

No prior knowledge needed.

What do I need to bring?

A pen and notepad will be useful for you to make class notes

How much does this course cost?

All of our Community Learning "leisure & pleasure" courses are partly subsidised by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, a central government agency that is responsible for funding schools as well as adult learning. This means that we can charge a very low full fee of £5.50 per hour and offer a concessionary rate of £2.20 per hour for any learners that are in receipt of a means tested state benefit.

What qualification will I receive?

There is no qualification for this course just lots of fun

What can I study next?


Courses that go well with this course

A good understanding of IT

How to apply


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For our English and maths courses you can enrol yourself online onto the course and no payment is required as these are generally free. Once you have enrolled onto the course the tutor will be in touch with you to discuss the course and to give you the joining instructions.

For qualification courses you can apply online and we will invite you to attend a pre-course information session. At this session one of our tutors will discuss the course with you and make sure that it is exactly what you are expecting and make sure that you will get the outcome you want.

By Phone

You can call us on 0344 800 8020 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm where one of our Customer Service Advisors will be able to help you to enrol or apply for your course. We have a dedicated phone number with specially trained staff if you want to apply for an English or maths course so to apply please call us on 01603 306530.

Where can I get additional support?

Financial support is not available for learners attending Community Learning Courses We may be able to assist you with:
further advice or guidance about courses or career opportunities
specific learning, access or disability needs that might affect your learning

To speak to a member of our Learner Services Team with regards to any of the above please call 01603 306551 or email: