The Python Online 4 Kids course is aimed at
This online-only course introduces the Python language with it’s simple syntax and powerful set of software libraries, using virtual LIVE! classroom software to deliver classes in real-time.
This online-only course covers the core language features introducing attendees to data types, control flow, and logic. The course is in three parts, with the Part 1 covering the core language features, Part 2 delving deeper into more advanced concepts, and finally Part 3 which transitions attendees to attempting larger program challenges.
Why Computer Coding 4 Kids?
Topics that will be covered include:
- Basic Syntax
- Functions and Arguments
- While loops
- If Conditionals
- Nested If
- Numeric Arithmetic
- Function Returns
- Boolean Arithmetic
- While Conditionals
- Nested While
- For loops
- Code Challenges
This course is recommended for children aged 12+ who have a basic understanding of coding using “block” based languages (such as Scratch), and are ready to progress onto text/keyword-based languages.
Online Session Structure
Our virtual LIVE! classroom works similar to a classroom, but with some key differences. Like a classroom, children will be expected to attend at an allotted time each week during the term, and will have an online tutor leading with class. Features such as an in-class whiteboard, ability to “raise hands”, continuous feedback from the online tutor, use of HD video conferencing, all provide a classroom-like experience. Over and above the physical classroom environment, our virtual LIVE! classroom software also:
- encourages attendee engagement using tools such as quizzes and polls
- facilitates chat interaction with the online tutor and/or supporting tutor for answering specific attendee questions
- enables classes to be recorded, so attendees will be able to revisit topics that need further clarification
Each online class will have no more than 8 attendees, with an experienced online tutor leading the class. Online sessions last approximately 1½ hours and is usually split into two halves of theory and practical, hands-on coding.
Attendees log into the online class a few minutes before the session starts, follow the online presentation, and then complete the practical tasks with the guidance of the online tutor.
Child Safety and Online Checks
All of our online tutors are DBS-checked, and our website as well as virtual LIVE! classroom have high levels of security built-in, using standard security protocols to secure yours and our data.
Online sessions are also monitored continuously, and our online tutors will not tolerate bullying, bad language or inappropriate questions, conversations or content.
Starting After Term Has Begun
With Spark4Kids, there is no such thing as a late start – your child can start with us any week during the term!
Due to the way our courses are structured, a child can start with us any week during the term, subject to spaces being available. Our online courses enable children to learn at their own pace, and this means your child can join after the term has started and they will not lose out on any topics. They simply start at the beginning of their chosen course, and work through the topics and coding challenges (as all other children did when they started).
The earlier you book your child on a course though, the more likely you are to obtain a space.
Online sessions for this course are held once a week, and children registered on the course will be expected to attend online (using our virtual LIVE! classroom software) on a weekly basis, on the day and at the time that parents chose at the time of booking.
Fees are paid up-front to cover the online sessions for the term. Children who register after the start of the term will have their fees calculated on a pro rata basis (note that the fee for this course is listed at the top of this page).
Spark4Kids accepts childcare vouchers as payment towards our online courses from the following providers:
- Busy Bees
- Employers For Childcare
To pay for our courses using childcare vouchers, please email us (see details at the bottom of the page) and we will provide instructions on completing your booking. If your childcare voucher provider is not listed above, please contact us about this.
We offer sibling discounts for families with more than one child enrolled with Spark4Kids. The discount is 10% off the second child’s fees and 5% off any additional sibling’s fees thereafter. Children looking to book double sessions are also offered a 10% discount off the second hour of the session.
Discounts are automatically applied during the booking process.
30-day, 100%, no-quibble money-back guarantee!
At Spark4Kids, we want to make it easy for you to . We offer a 30-day, 100%, no-quibble money-back guarantee.
Here is how it works – if you purchase this course, and you/your child decides that this course is not for them within the first 30 days (approximately 4x online sessions), then we will refund you 100% of the fees you paid for the term.
Please note that the money-back guarantee:
- Only applies to online courses – in-person classes (e.g., term-time or workshops) are excluded
- Does not apply to Taster or Trial Sessions
- Does not apply to you if you have previously registered on this course and requested a money-back before
There are two options – you can either book a Taster Session, or book the course proper.
Booking a Taster Session
Our Taster Sessions are a great way to experience what it’s like to learn computer coding using our LIVE! virtual classroom. It is also an opportunity to meet and get to know your online tutor, by way of introduction.
Most of the children who come to us have little or no coding experience, and so for a nominal fee, we offer the ability for children to try out our online coding class, before deciding whether or not to commit to the rest of the term. Note that Taster Sessions are only available for term-time courses.
To book an online Taster Session, please click this link.
Booking the Course
If your child has already attended a Spark4Kids Taster Session, or is happy to join our online course directly, you can book the course by completing the “Book Course” section on this page.