Kids Coding Academy

Coding is Fast Becoming a Life Skill

At TechCreate we run the go-to after school kids coding academy teaching 21st century skills & technologies for the younger generation ages 7-18.


Our goal is to give your child an academic edge for the digital future.

Why parents love their kids attending our coding academy

Maximise Technical Literacy

Learning to code is arguably as useful as learning another language

Achieve Real Results

Our students build games that they love to play whilst learning new technology

Learn how to work in a team

Developing software products is a team sport, learn how to communicate and take ownership of tasks

Develop Problem Solving Skills

Learning how to identify problems and creating solutions is a fundamental part of our curriculum

Have Fun

Find your tribe and develop creativity, imagination and collaborative skills 

Build the Future

Technology is here to stay and evolving at a fast pace. Learn how to be part of this and build the next generation of tech products

When are the coding academy sessions?

With our state of the art learning management system all children learn at their own pace. Our friendly instructors are on hand to guide them at all times.

You have the option of them attending once, twice or three times per week.

Each session is 1 hour long.

You can pick when it suits you to attend your 1 hour sessions within the following time blocks:

Tuesdays 4pm - 6pm

Saturdays 10:30am - 12:30pm

Your child can join sessions live in studio or from home via Zoom

What will my child learn?

We have a broad curriculum suitable for children from Ages 7 all the way up to the end of post primary.

Children who attend our academy will be assessed based on previous experience and goals and then assigned a suitable curriculum. As they make progress they can then move on to more advanced topics depending on what they are interested in.

Our curriculum covers all the the following, with new classes added all of the time to keep pace with advances in technology.

Scratch

Scratch is a high-level block-based visual programming language. Students will learn to make their own games and learn coding fundamentals.

Python

Students will start by learning the structure and syntax of simple programs, they will then tackle more advanced topics.

Unity

Unity powers over half of the world’s games. Using the Unity Game Design Engine with C# programming in Visual Studio, students create games. More advanced students will learn about augmented reality.

Minecraft Java

Learn to use pure text Java and understand how to structure lines of code using proper syntax. All wrapped up in the child friendly Minecraft world.

Javascript

Beginners to advanced Javascript start with in browser games and then moving on to more complex apps.

Microbit

Bring your coding skills to the physical world. 

Roblox

Students use the Roblox Studio editor and Lua programming to build their own games and collaborate with other students.

Web Development

Learn how to put together web pages with these building blocks of the internet.

Pricing Options

Our coding academy is charged on a monthly subscription basis. How many sessions a week you want to attend will determine the price you pay. It works out at approximately €16.70 - €20 per class depending on the plan you choose. We offer discounts for multiple family members. If for some reason you miss a class that's no problem you can join another session to catch up.

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Make steady progress around other commitments

 

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  • One 1-hour session per week
  • Approx €20 per class
  • Flexible schedule
  • Can't make a session? Just attend a no hassle make-up sessions
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For children that love to code - make fast progress and hone your skills.

 

 

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  • Three 1-hour sessions per week
  • Approx €16.70 per class
  • Flexible schedule
  • Can't make a session? Just attend a no hassle make-up sessions

Arrange a Free Trial Class

The next step is for your child to attend an initial class. Our instructor will sit down with them and understand what level your child is at. We will then advise on a suitable learning program for them.

Simply complete this form and we'll be in touch to schedule your Free class.

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faq

My child has no experience. Will it be hard for them to ramp up?

No experience is required. We accommodate all types of students and experience levels.

My child has done some coding before. Will they have to start from the very beginning?

No. We offer a free trial session and during that session our instructor will talk to your child and determine what level they should start at.

How can I monitor my child's progress?

Your child will be given an account on our learning management system. You as the parent will be given access too. You will be able to login and see how they are progressing and see the instructors comments.

It is not possible for me to travel to Straffan. Can my child do classes via Zoom?

Yes you have the option to attend from home via Zoom. Everything else will be the same (session times, fees, use of our learning management system, live instructor support)

How do the make-up classes work?

We realise that life happens and that your child might not always be able to attend their regular class slots, maybe you are going on holidays or that something else came up. Thats no problem - just let us know in advance by email and then your child can join another session at a future time.

How many sessions a week can we have?

You can come as little as once a week or up to 3 times a week. This way you can suit your timetable and budget. Obviously the more you come the quicker your child will progress.

I will away for summer. Can I pause my child's classes while on holidays?

Yes, absolutely, we all love summer. If you want to pause your child's classes for a month or two of summer, please send us an email with your child's name, the months that you would like to pause, and an expected date that you would come back. We will pause your child's payment and classes for the duration that you request. We do request that you use up your makeup classes the month before.

My kids already have a lot of screen time. Why should I expose them to more?

You’re likely opposed to screen time because it’s seen as useless and purely a form of entertainment. That’s understandable. Screen time at TechCreate is productive, where students use technology to develop technical expertise, amongst other skills such as teamwork, problem solving, and more. Kids are truly enjoying and taking pride in their work, while learning valuable skills they aren’t getting anywhere else. We’re contributing to your child adopting better habits through building new games and apps, which will set them up for success down the road.

Does my child need to bring their own laptop?

If your child has access to a laptop then please bring it with you to class. If not then we have a few spare laptops you can use for the duration of the class. We also ask you to please bring headphones for the class as there will be times when it will help your child to focus for part of the class.

My child or other family member has to quarantine for Covid what can I do?

If your child or other close family member has Covid 19 symptoms we ask that they please don't attend class. We can arrange for them to join one of our online classes via zoom until they are able to come back to our studio. Alternatively they can join a make-up class.

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