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Unity Coding

ONLINE Unity 4 DofE (ages 13-17)

from £355Per Attendee

Spark4Kids offers DofE computer coding and touch-typing courses towards gaining the Duke of Edinburgh (Skills section) award.

Kindly note:

  • 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
  • Registering for one of our courses will entitle your child to set quota of sessions, equal to a specified number of months.

To book this online course, please select your options from the “Book Course” section on this page and then click on “Add to Basket”. Once you are happy with your course selection in the Basket, click “View Basket” and complete your booking.

 

Course Information

Our ONLINE Unity 4 DofE is a game design course for attendees aged 13-17, during which they will complete a number of video game coding and level design projects using the professionally-capable Unity games engine and the MonoDevelop scripting tool. Attendees will learn the basics of coding in the C# language, as well as how to operate the Unity engine to produce polished, fully-realised games.

Attendees of all abilities are welcome, from beginners (who have never written a line of code) all the way through to kids who have prior coding experience.

Note that these weekly sessions are led by a LIVE!, remote tutor who is able to provide attendees guidance in real-time, along with progress reviews during the sessions. At the end of the course, you will receive a Spark4Kids certificate and a Skills Assessor report will be submitted to the Duke of Edinburgh towards your eventual skills award.

 

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.


 

Attendance

Sessions for each course are held once a week, and children registered on a course will be expected to attend on a weekly basis, on the day and at the time chosen at course registration.


 

Safeguarding Policy

All of our 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.

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

Follow this link to access our Safeguarding Policy.


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:  DofE Group Discount Form

 

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.


Childcare Vouchers

Spark4Kids accepts childcare vouchers as fee payment towards all of our courses from a variety of childcare voucher providers.

A full list is available here: Spark4Kids Childcare Providers

To pay for a course using childcare vouchers, select the course you want, add to basket, and then proceed to Checkout by clicking “View Basket” (you may need access to your email account). When at Checkout, choose “Pay with Childcare Vouchers” as the payment option, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your booking (you will soon be emailed the voucher payment details for Spark4Kids in order to complete the payment.

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.


Unity3D 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 Microphone required
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  • Hardware: Desktop or laptop computer, microphone and speakers (or headset with mic), mouse and keyboard, a fast internet connection.
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or above (64bit only), Mac (10.12 or above), Chromebook (Linux Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 and CentOS 7)
  • License: Free
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Disk Space: 8GB
  • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support (most modern devices support this)
  • Graphics: DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities

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

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