Online DofE Typing Body

Prerequisites

This is an introductory course with no academic prerequisites.

 

Equipment Required

This is an online-only course, using a browser-based virtual classroom (set-up guidance will be provided).

To attend the course and benefit from the LIVE! tutor-led sessions, we recommend a Windows or Mac computer or laptop with a modern browser installed and a fast internet connection.

 

Safeguarding Policy

All of our online tutors are DBS-checked, and our website as well as virtual LIVE! classrooms have high levels of security built-in, using standard security protocols to secure yours and our data.

Online sessions are also monitored continuously, and our online tutors will not tolerate bullying, bad language or inappropriate questions, conversations or content.

For more information, kindly refer to the full Safeguarding Policy on our website.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Assessment + Certificate

At the end of the course, all Duke of Edinburgh participants who satisfactorily complete the course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

In addition, participants will have their Assessment Reports submitted as evidence to the DofE Awards scheme as part of their Skill section.

 

Sibling Discounts

We offer sibling discounts for families with more than one child enrolled with Spark4Kids. A discount of 10% is automatically deducted from the second child’s fees.

For term-time bookings, children looking to have double sessions during term-time are also offered a 10% discount off the second hour of the session. For workshop bookings, children who are booked on a second workshop also attract a 10% discount on the second workshop.

Discounts are automatically applied during the booking process if all courses are included in the same shopping basket and paid for at the same time. They do not apply if sessions for siblings or other multiple sessions are booked and paid for in separate transactions.


Childcare Vouchers

Spark4Kids accepts childcare vouchers as fee payment towards all of our courses from the following childcare voucher providers:

  • Bravo Benefits (formerly Busy Bees)
  • Care-4
  • ComputerShare
  • Co-operative Flexible Benefits
  • Edenred
  • Employers For Childcare
  • Enjoy Benefits
  • FairCare
  • Fideliti
  • KiddiVouchers
  • My Family Care
  • NW Brown
  • Reward Gateway
  • Sodexo
  • Wider Plan

To pay for a course using childcare vouchers, select the course you want, add to basket, and then proceed to check-out by clicking “View Basket” (you may need access to your email account).

At check-out, choose “Pay with Childcare Vouchers” as the payment option, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your booking (you will be emailed Spark4Kids voucher payment details in order for you to complete payment via your childcare providers website).

We can also accept a fee payment that is split between a childcare voucher payment and a standard debit/credit card payment (e.g. if your remaining childcare voucher balance isn’t enough to cover the course fee). To do this, kindly get in touch using the contact details listed in the footer of this page.


System Requirements

The system requirements below only apply if your child is attending the online, remotely accessible version of this course.

Windows Compatible Mac Compatible Chromebook Compatible Browser Based Physical Keyboard required Microphone required
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  • Hardware: Desktop computer, microphone and speakers (or headset with mic), mouse and keyboard, a fast internet connection.
  • Operating System: Windows, Mac, Chromebook
  • License: None
  • Memory: n/a
  • Disk Space: n/a
  • Processor: n/a

To find out what your computers’ technical specifications are, kindly use the links below:

Our online classroom software requires minimum internet speeds of 5 Mbps for upload and 15 Mbps for download. The vast majority of broadband providers’ packages will exceed these speeds. To test the speed of your broadband click the link below:

Check My Speed

To book a place on this course, use the booking form alongside, or call us on 020 8090 1444 if you have any questions.

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