Introduction to Coding

From smartphones to sales algorithms, so much of our modern world is made possible by technology. Behind all of these innovations is code, and the programmers who write it. 

Learning how to program opens up innumerable exciting avenues, both in terms of the fun of understanding the world around you, and thinking ahead to future career possibilities.

Programming grants a unique creative independence and freedom.There is nothing more rewarding and satisfying than being able to sit down and create, realising a vision of your own. 

This two-day course is intended for those with no previous experience of programming. It will be intensely practical, with every session consisting of hands-on programming.

Students will learn Python, one of the world’s most popular coding languages. By the end of the weekend, students will have covered the fundamentals of the language, created a text-based game and some basic graphics, and be well-equipped with ideas for what they could pursue next.

All of our online courses consist of small seminar groups, with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate with peers as well as learning from our expert tutors. This will be a fully live and interactive event, with summary notes and a certificate of attendance issued upon completion of the course.

For currently available dates, full practical details, and a link to the booking form please scroll down past the reviews.

‘It’s really useful and you learn so much. I’ve made new friends and taken note of all the new things I’ve learnt. I’d definitely recommend it.’

‘Was a very interesting and thought-provoking experience. It was a fantastic opportunity to be intellectually challenged. Overall, a brilliant few days.’

‘The course was very enjoyable and intense. The tutors and other people were very friendly.’

‘Really interesting, intellectually challenging but a great experience. I would definitely recommend this to someone, no question.’

‘It was challenging, mind-blowing, difficult and fun all at the same time.  It was brilliant.’

(Please note – this is a brand new course, and so these reviews refer to other courses for this age group)

Practical Details

The Introduction to Coding course is an online event for students aged 11 – 14. It is aimed at total beginners, with no previous experience of the subject.

This is a two-day course, with dates to be confirrmed. Teaching hours on each day will run from 10am till 3.30pm, with a break for lunch, and an independent study task.

This is a live online event, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The event will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video connection.

The cost of the two-day Introduction to Coding course is £180 per student. As class sizes are small, places are very limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can see our full booking terms and conditions here.

You can book online using the link below, or if you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 8101058, or email info@debatechamber.com