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Programming - the world at your fingertips!

Programming is one of the most in demand skills in the world. Learning how to develop software and build electronic machines allows you to not just be a part of that future but to help create it.

A good programmer not only earns good money but can work all over the world and sometimes from almost anywhere in the world – imagine doing your job from the beach front coffee shop, the skate park, your bedroom or the top of a mountain (providing you charged your battery that is). It is a career which is always growing. Programmers create technology which can do everything from checking the surf report to saving lives. 

Once you know the basics, you can go on to develop your skills by teaching yourself – you don’t need to pass any exams at all. There are people all over the world who work together on many different ‘open source’ platforms which means things are shared so everyone can learn. Many of the top developers in the world are ‘self taught’. As with many things, passion and drive to learn are what is key.

This introductory course is designed to allow anyone who is interested in programming to get a good head start in developing their skills and you do not need to have any prior knowledge at all. We have made it so simple in the beginning that even your grandma could have a go. As you progress through the course you increase your knowledge as you go. 

The course is based on software called Visual Designer which uses flow charts as a way to learn so that you can get going creating projects without having to write any code at all. This means that you get to learn how to do something fun first without sitting through hours of learning how to type different computer languages. You simply drag the correct ‘instructions’ into place and see how it runs. If you have them available, you can use different circuit boards which you plug into the computer and learn how to control, or you can do everything on the screen since the software lets you use ‘virtual’ boards / lights / speakers and a whole load of other things.

So whether you want to learn how to turn your lights on an off with your phone (and otherwise annoy your parents), or make your career learning how to build a life support machine; sign the register and then get nagging at your teacher / school / parental type figures and tell them to get the course up and running for you.