Prepare to Run a Code Club Course - Raspberry Pi Foundation


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Program Description


Build your confidence and get practical advice on launching and running a Code Club for young people.

Prepare to run a fun and educational Code Club

Code Club is a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for 9- to 13-year-olds.

This short course will give you the confidence and skills to run an in-person Code Club for young people and inspire the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making.

You’ll get practical advice and tips from volunteers, teachers, and the Code Club team, and you’ll explore the free resources which Code Club provides.

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on face-to-face meetings, we are currently only allowing new club registrations from teachers on our website. If you are a volunteer and would like to run a club when venues reopen, please continue to do the course and get ready to run a Code Club!


Week 1

  • Introducing the course
    Welcome to the Code Club community
  • Planning to start your Code Club
    Considerations for setting up your club
  • Week 1 recap
    Writing your to-do list

Week 2

  • Introduction to Week 2
    Code Club sessions should be fun, inspirational, and educational
  • Code Club sessions
    What happens in Code Club sessions?
  • Your first session
    Kicking off your Code Club
  • Week 2 recap
    Ideas for the structure of your first session

Week 3

  • Introduction to Week 3
    Welcome to the final week
  • Creating a great ethos for your club
    Creating a fun and structured club environment for your club members
  • Celebrating success
    Motivate and reward your Code Club members
  • Adding more to your club
    Building a successful Code Club
  • Thank you for completing the course
    Thank you for joining us to find out more about running a Code Club

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Learners will engage our resources to support them to run a Code Club.
  • Learners will design their own action plan to get a club started.
  • Learners will identify what makes a great Code Club.
  • Learners will engage with the Code Club and digital making communities.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for volunteers, parents, and educators who are keen to join the Code Club network to run a coding club for young people.

What software or tools do you need?

Scratch 3, online or offline version.

Who will you learn with?

Sarah Sheerman-Chase

Sarah manages a whole host of projects for Code Club UK, including volunteer training, websites, and production of film content. She loves DIY and cat cafes.

Kat Leadbetter

Kat is Programme Coordinator for Code Club around the world, working on international club support, comms, translations and more. She loves tea, learning Japanese and hearing new facts about space.

Who developed the course?

Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.

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Last updated Sep 2020

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