Spark4Kids are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Skills Section), and we offer online computer coding and touch-typing courses for DofE participants.

Attendees can register for 3, 6 or 12 months – perfect for DofE participants completing their Bronze, Silver or Gold Skills levels. Assessor Reports will be submitted for attendees on completion.

Suitable for absolute beginners through to those looking to develop and improve their coding and typing skills, these online courses encourage young people to grow more confident in their abilities.


At Spark4Kids, we encourage attendees to experiment, make mistakes, learn from these experiences, and take ownership of the code they write – in their own time, and at their own pace.

  • Attendees can start a course at any time during the school year
  • 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 Wednesdays, starting at 6pm and 7pm, and Saturdays, starting at 11am.
  • Our terms follow the school calendar, for the convenience of participants and their families


DofE Spring Dates 2023

This Spring Term our DofE classes can be joined at any time, from the week commencing 2nd January 2023. Attendees who join after this date will attend sessions into our Summer Term.

  • Saturday Sessions will run until the 25th March 2023 (inclusive).
  • Wednesday Sessions will run until the 29th March 2023 (inclusive).
  • Thursday Sessions will run until the 30th March 2023 (inclusive).

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

  • Saturday 11th February – Half-term
  • Wednesday 16th February – Half-term
  • Thursday 17th February – Half-term
  • Saturday 18th February – Half-term

Note that the above times are London/UK times – please convert to your local time to ensure the online classes work for you.

Please contact us if you have any questions. You can click on the individual course links below to book or to find out more about each course.


Online DofE Courses

These courses are designed for DofE participants aged 13-17 years completing their Bronze, Silver and Gold levels over 3-months, 6-months and 12-months. All courses listed below are appropriate for both absolute beginners and experienced attendees, with real-time tutor-led support being provided in a LIVE! online classroom environment.

To find out more or to book an online course, please 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


Start at Anytime

Kindly note that our 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, kindly book and include your preferred starting week in the learner notes.


Pay Monthly by Instalments

Kindly note that all of our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold courses offer the option to pay monthly in instalments.

To take advantage of the group discounts and monthly instalment plans, get in touch (telephone or email) using the contact details at the footer of this page or fill out this form before booking, and we will contact you with information next steps: DofE Group Discount Form

Please note that this form is for submitting a group discount request for our DofE courses – to submit a general enquiry about our DofE courses, please visit this page: Duke of Edinburgh Enquiry

Please read on if you are interested in group discounts for 2 or more DofE attendees.


Group Discounts

We offer group discounts on all of our DofE courses as follows:
  • 2 participants booking together – 8% off
  • 3-5 participants booking as a group – 12% off
  • 6-10 participants booking as a group – 20% off
We offer even bigger discounts if you are a group of 11 or more participants booking together. To access these discounts do get in touch with us: Contact Form