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.
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
No prior knowledge needed.
A pen and notepad will be useful for you to make class notes
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.
There is no qualification for this course just lots of fun
A good understanding of IT
All of the courses that we run and are available for you to apply for are advertised on our website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses
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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.
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Financial support is not available for learners attending Community Learning Courses
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