Sale! Minecraft Maker
If you have a young one into Minecraft or video games, this Minecraft Maker course is ideal for fuelling that passion and using school holiday time productively!
- Ideal for learning more about a hobby and keeping kids busy during holidays.
- Learn how to use and build in Minecraft.
- Make own world, blocks and structures.
- Will need own laptop or PC ideally MacOs 10.12 or Windows 7.
- Learning through videos, online activities and informal quizzes.
- Online classroom access for asking tutors questions.
- Monthly live Q&A hosted by tutors.
Minecraft is an incredibly popular block-building game, the second most downloaded game of all time. Allow your child to be a part of the Minecraft Maker movement! They will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming, and engineering.
This Minecraft Maker course allows students to understand coding and game design and is most recommended for those aged 9-12 years old.
This course is ideal for keeping kids entertained during the school holidays and giving them the opportunity to learn something new, without having to worry about juggling with homework.
Students will also gain access to an online classroom where they will be able to post questions for tutors to respond to. In addition to this, they will also be invited to a monthly live Q&A session with a tutor, optional but encouraged, to help learners get the most out of their course.
Competent in building with Minecraft and a certificate of completion.
Students of any age can enrol on this course however we believe it's ideal for those aged 9-12 years old. Access to recent laptop/computer is required. A Minecraft subscription is required.
- How to navigate 3D environments.
- Introduction to modelling objects in 3D.
- Computing fundamentals.
- Repurpose digital artifacts.
- Extend understanding of 3D environments.
- Import 3D models from other sources.
- Computing fundamentals.
- How to design a 2D map and create it in 3D.
- Learn the fundamentals of electronics theory using Redstone circuits.
- Understand the basics of computational logic.
- Build logic gates inside Minecraft.
- Extend understand of electronics theory.
- Develop computational logic further.
- Build more complex logic gate.
- 3D modelling.
- 2D world design.
- Computing fundamentals.
- Project design.
- Synthesize learning into a final project.
Once enrolled, students can start at any time and have as much time as needed to complete the course.
There are a number of requirements needed before you enrol your child on this course.
Students of any age can enrol on this course however we feel it is most suited to those aged 9-12 years old.
You must be 17 or under to participate in the virtual classroom sessions for safeguarding reasons.
A basic laptop from the last five years will be sufficient. You will need to have your own device in order to connect to our online learning platform. We recommend the following PCs are suitable.
– MacOs 10.12 or later
– All intel based Macbooks and iMacs since 2015
– 8GB RAM
– Min 1GB available storage
– Windows 7 or later
– Using Intels i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
– 8GB RAM
– Min 1gb storage space available
– 15mbps connection or higher is recommended.
For reference, if you can stream YouTube videos full screen without buffering and it looks good then you’re good to go!
You will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running Minecraft Java Edition. As long as the computer is able to run Minecraft it should be able to run the other tools too. The tools in this course will work with the Minecraft Java Edition only, this can be on Mac OS or Windows, they will not work with the Windows 10 Edition, Pocket Edition, Pi Edition or the various Console versions.
You will also need a license for Minecraft Java Edition which can be bought from here: Minecraft Java Edition
This course will be studied through distance learning online. Learn when and wherever you can, as long as you have access to the internet. All of the course is available online, so receiving your materials is easy.
Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments, and will also receive tutor support via email and telephone.
A virtual classroom is set up for students to ask their tutor any questions as they progress their course, in addition to a live monthly Q&A session.
Please note: you must be 17 or under to participate in the virtual classroom sessions for safeguarding reasons.
All of the course is housed on an online learning platform. There are a number of tasks to complete and an informal quiz to test skills gained.
At the end of the course, students will have an enhanced understanding of STEM fields such as coding, game design, and computational thinking. Once they have finished the course, their profile with XP points (Experience Points) will be sent by email.
You can enrol on this course at any time, it is self guided so you can start as soon as you’re ready.
Many parents enrol their children on these courses during the school holidays to keep the kids busy, and give them the chance to learn something new that they might not at school, whilst they don’t have to worry about the pressures of homework.
Lead teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by course icanstructors, who are most frequently talented computer science and engineering students. All our instructors undergo in-person training in the curriculum of the course and in child safety policies.
We select our instructors on technical expertise but also for great communication
skills and a real passion for their subject.
For most classes, a basic laptop from the last five years will be sufficient. You will need to have your own device in order to connect to our online learning platform. We recommend the following PCs are suitable:
○ MacOS 10.12 or later
○ All intel based Macbooks and iMacs since 2015
○ 8GB RAM
○ min 1GB available storage
● Windows Device
○ Windows 7 or later
○ Using Intel i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
○ 8GB RAM
○ Min 1gb storage space available
If you do not have a computer that meets the computer requirements, we can provide a cloud-based solution for most courses. This will give you access to a high-spec computer via the cloud, meaning you simply use a very basic device that can access the internet and has a screen, keyboard, and mouse.
Internet speed of 15mbps connection or better is recommended. If you can stream YouTube videos full screen without buffering and it looks good then you’re good to go!
We have a few different courses available for 9-12 years old students. For students interested in AI, our Junior Artificial Intelligence course is a great option. If your child likes creating stories or mad about video games, then our Video Games Design course is a great way for them to build their own game whilst picking up key coding concepts along the way!
Students will receive a log-in to the virtual classroom after they’ve enrolled on the course. Students can ask questions in the virtual classroom as soon as they sign in, and questions will be reviewed every week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students will have access to the virtual classroom for the duration of their course.
The Q&A sessions will run for one hour, on the last Wednesday of every month. It will be hosted via Zoom and a link will be posted on the virtual classroom for students to log on and join. This is optional and students can log in and out whenever they like. All our tutors are DBS checked and have been trained to run live courses for children and teens under 18 years old.
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.