What we do

So much more than a computer club

ComputerXplorers offers a huge range of computing classes for children using an extensive variety of software programs and computer peripherals combined with our own unique curriculum and lesson plans.

Working in a variety of settings across Manchester, Salford, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Macclesfield - from pre-schools to schools and after school clubs, as well as hospitals, family learning community venues, science festivals, museums and anywhere children gather - ComputerXplorers delivers programmes that are both educationally rewarding and enormous fun for children - so much more than a 'computer club'.

Our programmes are always engaging, educational and, most importantly, lots of fun!

Online After-school Computing Clubs

In addition to our popular face to face computing clubs and workshops we offer live online virtual computing and tech clubs for kids.

Our online sessions are delivered live in small groups by our fab team of expert tech leaders – we do not use pre-recorded activity – so your child has all the input they need.

All you need at home is an internet connection and a laptop/desktop.

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COVID-19 Support for Schools and Children

The potential impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is of concern to everyone. We wanted to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of the children we work with and those of our staff is the highest priority for us.

We love sharing our excitement about the world of technology with all of the children in our classes and we are working hard to continue to share that in whatever way we can. Whether that is working with schools to provide COVID-secure clubs (find out more here) and classes or by delivering classes online we are committed to keeping the tech excitement alive!

Follow this link to find out more about our virtual online computer clubs.

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Roblox Game Design Introduction Online Course

Students will learn to design their first game using Roblox Studio. Our tutors encourage students to power their imagination and explore the possibilities. The sessions begin with your child setting up a project with Roblox Studio. They will then design an obstacle course filled with moving platforms and hazards. When your child is familiar with projects, our tutors will introduce them programming concepts which can also apply to other programming languages.

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Programming with Minecraft Online Course

Learn to programme in the immensely popular virtual world of Minecraft. This course is fantastic for children who like the game with little or no prior coding experience. Unleash their creativity and let them explore the possibilities. This online coding course has proved to be one of our most popular yet. Your child's learning adventure starts with our online tutors showing them how to access some fantastic features in their favourite virtual world.

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Digital Animation Online Course

Through learning to make stop-motion animations, and let your child's creativity soar as you develop worlds filled with wonder, sounds, and animation. Children write stories and build animated sequences using animation software.

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Programming BBC Micro:bit Online Course

Learn to code with the awe-inspiring BBC Micro:bit, which is a simple but very effective learning tool for digital skills and creativity. Children will learn to code in a fun and engaging way. Your child will be introduced to the basic concepts of coding and will learn how to create animation, play music and even their rock, paper scissors game.

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Introduction to Python Online Course

Children will learn fundamental coding and computing concepts while programming their own number guessing game, coding a program to generate silly stories, creating amazing graphics and participating in a ‘hack’ challenge to customise their own computer game. It will challenge their thinking skills, problem solving and creativity. It's the perfect next step beyond block-based programming.

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Kodu Game Design Online Course

Kodu is a graphical programming environment to design and build games. Children create a range of terrains, worlds and characters, controlling the characters' movement, sound and vision using an intuitive, icon-based programming language. Children are encouraged to use their skills to build their own game, adding elements of peril to make it more exciting.

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Swift Playgrounds Online Course

Some are saying Swift is the future for programming as many universities are incorporating Swift into their programming courses. We introduce Swift in a fun and engaging way that take children through a world of interactive puzzles and playful characters while learning to programme at the same time.

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Advanced Python Online Course

Here they will learn advanced concepts of coding where they will build their own computer games. It will challenge their thinking skills, problem solving and creativity. It's the perfect next step towards real-world pogramming.

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Python Programming with Minecraft Online Course

Learn to programme in the immensely popular virtual world of Minecraft using Python, the second most popular programming language. This course is fantastic for children who like the game with little or no prior coding experience. Unleash their creativity and let them explore the possibilities. This online coding course has proved to be one of our most popular yet. Your child's learning adventure starts with our online tutors showing them how to access some fantastic features in their favourite virtual world.

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Unity for Kids Online Course

Unity for kids teaches children to design and code their very own 2D and 3D game just like they do in real life game design studios! To begin your child will learn how to use the Unity software; they will then learn to make games. As your child progresses, they will learn more in-depth topics like scripting and game design. At the end of the course, they will have created a complete, fully functional game that they can play with friends.

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After School Computing Clubs

Awesome after school computing clubs provided by ComputerXplorers are enjoyed each week by thousands of school children across the country.

The children have such fun they don't even realise just how much they are learning: programming, creativity, storytelling, collaboration, problem solving, animation, web design, coding, forensic science, logic, video game design - the list is endless!

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Computing Support for Primary Schools

ComputerXplorers programmes can be offered in a variety of ways that can be tailored to the needs of the school and the children. We work flexibly to meet your needs.

Whether that means an added value solution for PPA cover or expert computing classes to cover planned absences, we can work to provide the appropriate level of curriculum support for you.

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School Workshops and Theme Days

ComputerXplorers Computing Workshops can be run as full day or half day workshops.

They can be focused exclusively on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) topics or can be tailored to work around specific curriculum themes being studied at school eg a period in history, the local environment etc or to support external initiatives eg Science Week, Safer Internet Day or particular groups of children eg Gifted and Talented.

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Community Computing Events

Looking for a fun and unusual way to encourage children and families to engage with your community events? Including hands-on, interactive activities using computing or technology to highlight your own theme is a real hit with children and adults of all ages.

The interest levels soar when you can use coding, robotics, 3D printing, Minecraft, film-making or engineering to tell your story.

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SEN and SEND Computing Classes

Children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) benefit from a wide range of technology and computing classes and workshops. ComputerXplorers provides expert computing activities for young people with special needs in mainstream schools, dedicated SEN and SEND schools and standalone groups.

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Home School STEM Classes

Whether you are a parent or carer looking to supplement your child's home schooling STEM classes, or you are keen to find an opportunity for your home educated child to discover a new tech passion, ComputerXplorers can tailor the learning to suit your child.

We understand that parents and children have a huge range of reasons for choosing home schooling. We have the flexibility to adapt our fun and educational computing classes to meet your child's interests, their learning style and help them reach their full potential.

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Computing Curriculum Classes

ComputerXplorers provides expert teachers to deliver the Computing Curriculum in your school. We offer flexible Computing Curriculum support to fit in with your requirements.

Whether you are looking for classes for specific year groups or the whole school, for particular modules or the complete Computing curriculum, for the whole year, or a term or individual weeks, we have the flexibility to work to suit you.

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Computing PPA Cover

Our expert computing classes provide sustainable, value added PPA cover or cover for planned absences.

ComputerXplorers specialist computing teachers can support your school's delivery of a core area of the curriculum while providing essential PPA cover for your team.

All aspects of the Computing Curriculum can be covered including programming, creative digital literacy and e-safety.

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Pre-schools (EYFS) Computing Classes

Eductional, fun-filled computing classes from the specialists in pre-school technology are the perfect way to develop children who are e-confident and competent.

Children explore, discover and learn in our engaging, creative classes – a great head start to their education, keeping them a step ahead when they start primary school.

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