Coding Games with Java – Week-long

Teen Java Programming Course

Master key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding.

  • Ages:

    12-17

  • Equipment:
    Laptop required
  • Available locations:
    • Online
  • Pricing details
    Price:

    £316-£395

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

Coding Games with Java – Week-long

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

£316-£395

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Coding Games with Java - Week-long

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July
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 4th - Fri Jul 8th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 11th - Fri Jul 15th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 18th - Fri Jul 22nd 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 25th - Fri Jul 29th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
August
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 1st - Fri Aug 5th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 8th - Fri Aug 12th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 15th - Fri Aug 19th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 22nd - Fri Aug 26th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Tue Aug 30th - Fri Sep 2nd 10:00am-3:00pm 4 Days
Total£316

Course highlights

LEARN THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

LEARN THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

Begin to program in Java one of the industry-standard programming languages that is ubiquitous across a wide range of sectors.

USING GREENFOOT

USING GREENFOOT

Start your game development journey using the Greenfoot environment designed to support new programmers.

A CRITICAL FUTURE SKILL

A CRITICAL FUTURE SKILL

Learn one of the key skills to thrive in 21st-century jobs

Java Demo on Jack FM

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Course Overview

We teach Java using the Greenfoot platform, developed at the University of Kent. Greenfoot makes coding interactive, easy and fun, providing a supportive environment for the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations. Students will learn coding concepts such as variables, functions and classes, as they go from game consumer to game creator.

Our goal is for each participant to feel confident coding, as they undertake original projects and gain familiarity with the Java environment. We also show students the tools and resources available so they can continue learning and developing independently with Java after the course.

This is an excellent first coding course for teens aged 12+ and no previous programming knowledge is required. Younger gamers looking for an introduction to computer science fundamentals should check out our Video Game Design camp while teens might also be interested in our Teen Coding with Python course.

This is an online learning course led by an expert tutor who is fully DBS checked. You will join a small group of other young learners online, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.

This course is also available in part-time and in-person formats.

Course ratings

How much did you enjoy your course? Score: 4.6/5
How would you compare your experience at Fire Tech to school? Score: 4.3/5
How likely are you to create with technology for fun, using the skills you learned? Score: 4.2/5

Source: Post-course feedback, 136 ratings

What your child will learn

  • Introduction to common Java programming environments
  • Core coding principles including variables, loops, if statements, and functions
  • Programming Design Patterns and how to make reusable code
  • Equip students to debug their code and work out how to help themselves when they run into problems
  • Common game design ideas and principles
  • How video games are structured
  • Creating a simple game AI
  • How to create and use simple game assets

Typical daily schedule

All Day
Part Day

1 hour

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Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1 hour

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Lesson time

1 hour

ICON: Lunch

Lunch

45 minutes

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Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

45 minutes

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Lesson and finish

1 hour

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Lesson time

10 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

50 minutes

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Lesson and finish

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"Fire Tech breaks down the learning into clear goals and it is definitely easier to learn this with a tutor than by yourself. It was awesome turning random collections of data into clear data packages" 

Rob, Teen Programmer