5 of the best coding courses for kids in London this year
Previously on the FunTech Summer Camps blog we listed 13 reasons why you should encourage your child to learn coding skills. It’s a great way to give your child a head start for their school and college years, as well as the future.
Here are the top line reasons:
- Helps with school and academic performance
- Helps with maths and logical problem solving
- Helps with writing skills & creativity
- Helps with confidence
- It’s quite simply fun!
- It isn’t just about computers
- It’s the language of the world
- Helps with core soft skills
- Helps to change the world
- Helps kids with storytelling
- Helps kids achieve their dreams
- Coding summer classes can keep your kids busy
- Helps to future proof your child’s job prospects
Explore them in more detail by reading the full blog post.
Why choose FunTech term-time and summer camps?
So, what and where are the best courses that offer coding for kids in London? We genuinely do believe our camps to be the best in the capital city.
And that’s not just us blowing our own trumpet. Our exceptional testimonials from parents and the feedback we get from children bear testament to this, read them all on our reviews page.
In fact, we are currently running at 97% recommendation rate from over 2,500 reviews, it’s why we have children coming back year after year.
FunTech coding courses for kids in London
So, what’s on offer?
Here’s a selection of our current courses that offer coding for kids in a structured, fun, and safe environment across the London area.
This coding course is designed to give younger children a head start with programming – children learn how to code games and bots.
The course program is refreshed every year to accommodate for the latest coding methods and is ideal if your child has shown an interest in computers and wants to take their passion to the next level.
We use a visual-based coding editor which lets kids develop their own fun animations, interactive stories, games, sounds and much more!
Scratch with Ozobot is one of our more popular coding courses for kids in London where they need an introduction to computational thinking delivered in an age appropriate manner.
This is the perfect coding course if your child already plays and loves Minecraft. It will transform them from a player into a Modder.
As with all our London coding courses, it’s fun and engaging and packed full of learning, experimentation, problem solving and creativity.
During the course, your child will learn how to master the secrets of Minecraft, all underpinned with a structured approach to coding designed for their age group.
For kids a little bit older or for those children who have previously booked with us at a younger age, Python Coder is the perfect course this year.
Python coding is ideal for children as it places an emphasis on code readability and minimalistic syntax, making it the ideal programming language for kids aged 10 to 15 years.
Our tutors will teach your child to code and problem solve with a series of daily practical exercises and fun projects leaving them with the ability to create their own projects in confidence.
Java is one of the world’s most popular programming languages and provides the building blocks for multiple different applications in many varied industries.
This fast-paced course offers coding for kids in our various London locations, but in a slightly more advanced format.
It’s a really fun course, with plenty of practical exercises and projects for variety of different scenarios.
For kids who demand a challenge and want to take their coding skills to the next level we would recommend the Python Game Developer course.
Your child will learn how to use object-oriented coding to develop their very own interactive 2D game.
After just one week, they will come home with their very own collection of games that they have developed. As with all our courses, your child will be able to continue on their learning path from home.
Coding for kids London: our locations
And whereabouts do our coding courses take place?
We have 8 London locations, with 3 additional locations outside of, but still close to the capital city:
- Canary Wharf
- Finchley Road
- South Kensington
In addition to those specific summer camp locations, we also offer bus transfers from St. Albans and Watford to safely transport your child.
How does it work?
Our courses run from 9am to 5pm daily, with busy parents able to drop their children off knowing that they are being taken care of in a fun, safe, and Ofsted registered environment.
We also accept Childcare Vouchers which you can redeem against any of our tech camp courses, and here are just a few more reasons why parents choose FunTech.
- Average of 8 students per tutor
- Ofsted registered
- Accept childcare vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare (see which we accept)
- Running from 9am to 5pm
- Structured learning
- Over 21 years of experience
Not sure which London coding course is best for your child?
Many parents who choose to book a FunTech camp will already know what level their child is at, and which course is going to be best for their development. This is particularly true of the parents who book again and again with us.
But if you aren’t sure which coding course is going to be most suited to your child, or if you just need to talk with us to find out more about how we work then please do call us.
One of our friendly team will be more than happy to talk with you, learn a little bit more about your child, and then recommend the best program to suit them as an individual.