Information for Parents
Looking for fun, challenging computing classes for your child?
ComputerXplorers are the specialists in providing extra-curricular computing clubs at schools and nurseries throughout Manchester, Salford, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Macclesfield as well as computing and technology camps in a range of venues in school holidays.
Our children's computing classes are always engaging, educational and lots of fun - perfect for child who is 'mad about computers' or for the child who just wants to try something new.
So if you are looking for coding classes for your child or a creative animation class to spark their imagination, contact us now.
Why choose a ComputerXplorers class?
- Prepare your child for their future now
- Enable your child to be a creator of technology, not just a consumer of it
- Great fun, great new skills
- Innovative, unique classes
- Trained and DBS (or Disclosure Scotland) checked class leaders
- Small class sizes
- Very wide range of technology and computing classes
- From coding to animation and everything in between!
- COVID-secure (click here to find out more)
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More