Introduction to Teaching Coding in Schools

Introduction to Teaching Coding in Schools

Course Description

Flúirse and Code School Finland are proud to present this course tailored for Primary Teachers, perfect for those stepping into the world of coding for the first time. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge needed to introduce the vital coding skills of the 21st century to your pupils. This course features an easy-to-follow coding project suitable for students in 3rd to 6th class, even if they’ve never encountered coding before.

“For those taking their initial steps into coding, this course stands out as the optimal choice.”
Sirkku Tahvanainen
Teacher Trainer, Pedagogical Specialist

Course Details

TARGET AUDIENCE:This course is for teachers seeking to introduce coding to their students, particularly those new to the subject.
CAREER PATHAfter completing this course, participants will be better prepared to introduce coding to primary students.
COURSE DURATION:10 Hours (Actual course duration may vary based on prior skills and application)
PROGRESSION OPTIONS:Build on this certificate by upgrading to a foundation award, standard award or diploma

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This course is divided into modules and lessons, each focusing on key topics, which are broken down into easy-to-follow concepts.

Throughout the course, you will be given activities to complete to help you summarise what you have learnt and appraise your understanding.

There are five modules within the course and information on what is covered is as follows:

Module 1: Navigating the Course Landscape
Gain insight into the essential resources and tools that will set the foundation for your journey as a budding coding educator.

Module 2: The Philosophy and Pedagogy of Coding
Delve into the essence of computational thinking. Discover strategies to nurture this mindset in your students and methods to effectively impart it.

Module 3: Engaging Offline Activities
Explore three interactive offline activities, designed to captivate your students while instilling in them the principles of computational thinking.

Module 4: Diving into Scratch
Become familiar with Scratch, the globally renowned visual coding platform. Our comprehensive instructions will guide you from the basics to the completion of your inaugural Scratch project.

Module 5: Launching Your First Classroom Coding Project
Embark on a coding project that delves into geometry. This module is equipped with a downloadable Teacher Manual and presentation slides to ensure a seamless teaching experience.

Enrolment Procedure

  • 1. Select your first course or Select an Award or Diploma

    Simply select your course first course and click “Add to cart”. You can choose a Foundation Award (3 courses), Standard Award (7 courses) or Diploma programme (10 courses + 1 elective course) simply by going to the relevant Training Programme page and clicking on “Add to Cart”.

  • 2. Enrol and Start Your Training

    Once you add your training programme of choice to the cart, select checkout and complete the registration and payment steps. You will receive an email with your enrolment details and information about how to login and start training immediately.

  • 3. Download your Certificates

    As you compete each course and assessments successfully, you can download your certificates. For Diploma students, your Diploma certificate will be posted directly to your home or school address.

  • 4. Graduate & Avail of Career Services

    Flúirse Teacher CPD will provide you not only with the skills for your personal and professional development but also the skills to progress in your teaching career. All Diploma graduates can avail of free career support services where our team will assist you in updating your CV and Linkedin Pages with your new qualifications!

  • 5. Put your New Skills in Action & Achieve your Goals

    All our courses are highly practical and designed specifically for teachers, so you can apply what you learn immediately in your classroom and school.

Training Information

Courses: Each course is approximately 7-10 hours in guideline training time including time for offline reading and assessments. By completing additional courses within the required training period, you can easily progress to achieve additional qualifications including a Flúirse Foundation Award, Flúirse Standard Award or a Flúirse Diploma.

Qualification Paths: By successfully completing any course, you will qualify for a Flúirse Certificate in that course topic. Completing 3 courses within a 12 month period in the same category will qualify for a Flúirse Foundation Award. Completing 7 courses in the same category within 18 months qualifies for a Flúirse Standard Award and ultimately completing 10 courses in the same sector with 1 elective course (any course from any category) within 24 months qualifies for a Flúirse Diploma.

Format: Courses are delivered 100% online so you can train in your own time and at your own pace. Each is divided into modules and lessons, each focusing on key topics, which are broken down into easy-to-follow concepts. Throughout each course, complete interactive activities to help you summarise what you have learnt and appraise your understanding.

Pre-Requisites: There are no specific experience or qualifications requirements before starting your training. For those with experience in any of the course topics, you are encouraged to move quickly though any aspects of the course content that are familiar and to focus instead on areas where the content is new or less familiar.

Training Period: Once enrolled on any single course, you have 6 months to complete all courses within this training programme. For Foundation Awards (3 course) you have 12 months and for Standard Awards (7 course) you have 18 months. Diploma programmes (11 courses) have 24 months. We recommend spending at least 1 hour each week training meaning you can always complete your training well before the deadline.

Course Length: On average each course requires approximately 7-10 hours of study. This certificate training programme consists of 10 guideline hours which on average takes no more than 10 weeks to complete with just 1 hour per week training part-time. Training is fully flexible and the entire course can be even completed in one session if preferred.

Assessment Criteria: Assessments are scheduled only when you are ready. There are no final exams, continual assessments are included through each course with a test at the end of each course.

Course Fees: Fees are paid online in advance or for schools or groups you can select a range of flexible instalment plans and a quote or invoice can be issued. Fees vary depending on the number of courses or training qualification selected. You can speak to any of our Course Advisors to get a detailed breakdown of course fees and instalment plan options.

Support: Our Support teams are on hand to answer all your queries, either by phone, e-mail or video (shared screen) support Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Career Support: After graduating from any Flúirse Diploma programmes, you can avail of free career support where our team will assist you in updating your CV and Linkedin profiles.

Certification: Upon successful completion of each course you have the opportunity to download you certificate. Once you complete all courses within your training programme you can request your Flúirse Award or Diploma certificate. Diploma certificates are posted to your home or school address.

Why Train With Us?

  • Training Irish Primary School Teachers Online Since 2007

    Flúirse is synonymous with the Irish Education sector, and is the largest provider of online training to primary school teachers.

  • A Wide range of Diplomas Now Enrolling

    We offer over a wide range of courses, awards and diplomas designed specifically for Irish Primary School Teachers

  • Internationally Accredited Training

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  • 21 Day No Quibble Refund Option On All Courses

    Full course fees refund if you’re not happy for any reason within 21 days of enrolment

  • All Online Training Supported By Real People!

    We have 8 offices across Ireland with teams ready to help via phone, email, video call & chat

  • Award Winning Irish Organisation

    Winner of “Best Online Education Experience” at the Education Awards 2022

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    People love training with us! Our average review score is 5/5

Frequently Asked Questions

Although the courses are delivered online they are different to traditional “online” courses that offer no real support. Our Course Advisors and Tutors are always on-hand to guide you through your courses and help you at each step of your training journey. Once you are a student with Flúirse you are a student for life and will have access to all our career services at every stage of your career.

Flúirse operates eight training centres in Ireland: Tralee, Co. Kerry , Airport East Business & Technology Park, Co. Cork, IDA Industrial Park, Waterford, Westpoint Business Park in Wexford, Kea Lew Business Park in Portlaoise, Wexford Road Business Park, Carlow and Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare

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The courses contain several modules each of which is made up of individual lessons.

The course completion requirements are as follows:

Each lesson will contain self-assessment exercises to guide your progress and ensure your comprehension.

At the end of each module you will complete revision questions intended to prepare you for the final exam.

Before undertaking the final exam, you will be allowed to take a mock exam to practice until you are confident enough to complete the final exam.

When you are ready you may attempt the final exam to complete the course.

Each individual course should take approximately 10 hours of online study.

You will be allowed up to 6 months to complete each individual course, with up to 24 month for a full diploma programme.

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