Minecraft Maker

Course code: FTCH003

If you have a young one into Minecraft or video games, this course is ideal and can keep them occupied when home schooling…

  • Ideal for home schooling or extra curricular learning
  • 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
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

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 Maker Movement by using Minecraft! They will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering.

Designed for those aged 9-12 with a keen interest in gaming and a creative mind, this Minecraft Maker course allows kids to understand coding and game design!

Set up their future and enrol on a course with lifelong digital music skills that can be used for future education or jobs.

Course Duration

Unlimited.

Course Outcome

Competent in building with Minecraft and a certification of completion.

Entry Requirements

Must be between the ages of 9-12. Access to recent laptop / computer. Need Minecraft subscription.

Assessment

Informal quiz.

Course content
  • How to navigate 3D environments
  • Introduction to modelling objects in 3D
  • Computing fundamentals
  • Repurpose digital artefacts
  • 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
Extra info

Course Duration

Once enrolled, students can start at any time and have as much time as needed to complete the course.

Course Requirements

There are a number of requirements needed before you or your child enrol onto this course. Students must be 9-12 years old.

Computer requirements

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
– 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 Intels i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
– 8GB RAM
– Min 1gb storage space available

Internet speed

– 15mbps connection or better is recommended.

For reference, if you can stream YouTube videos full screen without buffering and it looks good then you’re good to go!

Additional requirements

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

Study Method

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 will be available online, so receiving your materials is easy.

You will also receive personal tutor support through the online portal. Ideal for homeschooling or extracurricular skills.

Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments, and also have weekly live onscreen tutorials for sharing progress and problem-solving.

There are 5 weekly tutorials, lasting 1 hour each. These tutorials are led by an expert, fully DBS-checked instructor, and students will join a small group of other young learners online, working together in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.

Assessment

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 learnt.

Course Outcome

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.

Q&As

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 5 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
○ MacOS 10.12 or later
○ All intel based Macbooks and iMacs since 2015
○ 8GB RAM
○ min 1GB available storage
○ webcam
● Windows Device
○ Windows 7 or later
○ Using Intel i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
○ 8GB RAM
○ Min 1gb storage space available
○ webcam
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 year 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!

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.

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