Spark4Kids is an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh Award – Skills Section.

We offer online computer coding and touch-typing courses for DofE participants.

Participants join for 3, 6 or 12 months based on their DofE Skills level. They attend live, online sessions supported by tutors and their DofE Assessor Reports are submitted upon course completion.

Courses are suitable for both absolute beginners and those with some prior experience.

Participants can join at any time during term-time – there is no need to wait until the start of next term to register.

DofE Summer Dates 2024

This Summer Term our DofE classes can be joined at any time, from the week commencing 15th April 2024. Attendees who join after this date will attend sessions into our 2024 Autumn Term.

  • Our Wednesday Sessions will run from the 17th April until the 10th July 2024 (inclusive).
  • Our Thursday Sessions will run from the 18th April until the 11th July 2024 (inclusive).
  • Our Saturday Sessions will run from the 20th April until the 13th July 2024 (inclusive).

Please make note of the following dates, when there will be no coding sessions:

  • Wednesday 29th May – Half-term
  • Thursday 30th May – Half-term
  • Saturday 1st June – Half-term

All times are UK times – please convert to your local time to ensure the online classes work for you.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Online DofE Courses

To find out more or to book an online course, kindly click on the individual course links below:

  • Computer codingOnline Python 4 DofE: learn the highly sought-after life skill of computer coding using Python, one of the most popular coding languages on the planet
  • Games designOnline Unity 4 DofE: learn how to create mobile and desktop games from the ground up using the professional coding language C# and Unity 3D games engine
  • Touch-typingOnline Typing 4 DofE: learn the super-useful life skill of touch-typing on this introductory course to improve typing speed, accuracy and overall confidence

Please get in touch for discounts on group or whole school bookings.


Additional Info

  • Attendees can start a course at any time during the school year
  • These courses are open to non-DofE participants, and can be joined before registration with DofE
  • Our terms follow the school calendar, for the convenience of participants and their families
  • All courses have LIVE! tutors supporting attendees during online sessions
  • Full training on using our online classroom is provided to attendees
  • Sessions run for an hour on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings
  • Registering for a courses will entitle your child to the DofE-mandated quota of sessions, in line with the specified number of months


Start at Anytime

Spark4Kids’ Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold courses can be started at any time. If you want to reserve your space now but have your child start at a later date, please book, and in your booking notes, include your preferred starting week.


Pay Monthly by Instalments

Kindly note that all of our Duke of Edinburgh courses offer the option to pay monthly in instalments. To find out more about our payment plans do get in touch via the Contact Us form.