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Minecraft Maker – Week-long

Become a part of the Maker Movement using Minecraft! You will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering.

Ages:

9-12

Equipment:

Minecraft Java Edition and Laptop required

Currently available in:
  • Online
Pricing details
Price:  

£156-£395

This course is delivered online and therefore requires you to have a Minecraft account , a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here.

For both the Minecraft Maker and Minecraft Machine Engineer courses, there are some additional tools that you will need to download and install. Details of these can be found in the Classroom that goes with your course. Please make sure that you have done this before the start of the first session.

Minecraft Maker – Week-long

This course is delivered online and therefore requires you to have a Minecraft account , a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here.

For both the Minecraft Maker and Minecraft Machine Engineer courses, there are some additional tools that you will need to download and install. Details of these can be found in the Classroom that goes with your course. Please make sure that you have done this before the start of the first session.

from £156

Course highlights

Minecraft is a learning environment

Minecraft is a learning environment

Learn to customise your Minecraft environment by learning the best shortcuts and understanding the Redstone programming and electronics platform

Digital and physical design

Digital and physical design

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

Turn play into serious fun

Harness your enthusiasm for Minecraft into a creative superpower as you learn new design skills and tools.

Featured FAQ

Is Minecraft educational?
Minecraft itself teaches many skills that can be gained from gaming such as resource management, co-ordination, strategy etc. However, this course uses tools outside of Minecraft for teaching and the game …

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Course Overview

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 online course taught live 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 classes 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

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: 4.4/5
How likely are you to create with technology for fun, using the skills you learned? Score: 4.3/5

Source: Post-course feedback, 232 ratings, Apr 2020-Feb 2021

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

All Day
Part-day

1 hour

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Lesson time

15 minutes

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Break

1 hour

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Lesson time

1 hour

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Lunch

45 minutes

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15 minutes

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Break

45 minutes

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Lesson and finish

45 minutes

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Lesson time

5 minutes

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Break

40 minutes

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Lesson and finish

Minecraft Maker – Week-long FAQs

Questions and answers of the customers


Meet Sean

Sean studies Design Engineering at Imperial College London but you'll often find him buzzing around camp teaching our Video Game Design courses. He loves seeing campers push through challenges and publish a game to show their friends and family. 

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