"All the staff were amazing and really helpful. This course really boosted my confidence with computers and video game design. It was really fun and I made a lot of friends I'll be sorry to say goodbye to. Writing the coding was even more fun than playing the games."Christina, Age 10
Minecraft Maker – Self-guided
Become a part of the Maker Movement by using Minecraft! You will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering.
Minecraft is a learning environment
Learn to customise your Minecraft environment by learning the best shortcuts and understanding the Redstone programming and electronics platform
Students learn the fundamentals of 2D and 3D design and modelling to turbocharge the creation of their worlds. Learn about electronics inside the Minecraft world.
Turn play into serious fun
Harness your enthusiasm for Minecraft into a creative superpower as you learn new design skills and tools to share with friends and family.
Is Minecraft educational?
Become a part of the Maker Movement by using Minecraft! In this course, you will make your own world, blocks and structures. As a Minecraft Maker with Fire Tech, you will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering. Each student finishes with an impressive command of important computing concepts, practical making skills, and an enhanced understanding of how to expand and enjoy their Minecraft universe.
This is an engaging course for 9-12-year-olds that will get them building, designing, coding, and making, all using the Minecraft “sandbox”.
Minecraft is an incredibly popular block-building game, the second most-downloaded game of all time. Through this course, students can gain experience in core computing concepts such as Computer-Aided Design, conditions, loops, and iteration.
We have explored more of the educational and computing benefits of Minecraft in our blog post on The Benefits of Learning with Minecraft.
This is an independent learning course, with a focus on project work. Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments and have weekly live onscreen tutorials for sharing progress and problem-solving. These tutorials are led by an expert, fully DBS-checked instructor, and you 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.
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
What your child will learn
- Enhanced understanding of STEM fields such as coding, game design and computational thinking.
- Modify the 3D world using tools such as WorldPainter
- Customise blocks using skins, attributes and behaviours.
- Create in-game electronics circuits with Redstone.
- Build and import complex structures using third-party world editing tools
Typical daily schedule
Lesson and finish