A Mission Driven Company
We are on a mission to fill the ever widening technology skills gap by inspiring and training kids to be confident technologists, creative thinkers and thoughtful leaders of our increasingly tech-enabled future.
HOW WE GOT HERE
In 2013 serial entrepreneur Jill Hodges started Fire Tech when she couldn’t find any courses to satisfy her two tech-enthused kids. Facing a widening skills gap in an increasingly technology based world, Jill wanted to provide a place where kids could get their hands dirty and experiment with a wide range of technology concepts. The first courses were run over the summer at Imperial College and led by Imperial and Cambridge students who helped contribute to the curriculum. The courses immediately sold out.
Since then, Fire Tech has continued to develop a pedagogy that focuses on project based learning, problem solving and creative skills. We continue to attract tutors with hands-on knowledge of the latest technology in coding, robotics, digital media and design. The students are inspired by the collaborative and creative work environment. Parents love our small class size.
Fire Tech now offers a year round programme that has delivered over 15,000 learning experiences across the UK, Europe, Caribbean, Australia and the Middle East.
Our tech savvy tutors teach kids skills they aren't getting in school. From Python to Java, from Robotics to 3D Printing, from Digital Music Production to Vlogging/Blogging - we offer 20+ courses suitable for beginners to advanced learners.
8:1 STUDENT : TUTOR RATIO
Ensures your child gets the attention they need to excel. Our support and lead tutors give extra help when needed so that the learning and the fun doesnt have to stop.
Our instructors are university students, PhD students, teachers and industry professionals. They are experts in their fields and love to share their passion with the next generation.
Every tutor goes through intensive training so that they know how to get the best out of every student. Lead teachers oversee each camp to ensure everything runs to the highest standards.
All of our tutors are CRB checked and our camp directors have first aid training.
Our students aren't staring at screens all day. Our Head of Learning designs the curriculum with the following objectives in mind:
Project based learning
Creative design thinking
Failure and tinkering encouraged
Our aim is to ensure that for every five seats sold one child receives a course a place at no cost.
Scholarships - children with financial need can apply for a scholarship to cover 5%-100% of the course fee. These scholarships are funded in part by Fire Tech and with the help of private and corporate sponsors. Apply Here
Sponsored programmes - we partner with government organizations, charities and corporates to develop bespoke learning programmes for specific audiences. Would you like to partner with us? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Vouchers - parents who qualify for the Child Care voucher scheme will be able to choose this as a payment option at checkout.
Fire Tech is backed by Cass Entrepreneurship Fund and Emerge Education and works closely with: