Prepare to run a Code Club

Build your confidence and get practical advice on launching and running a Code Club for young people.

Prepare to run a fun and educational Code Club


Code Club is a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for 9- to 13-year-olds.

This short course will give you the confidence and skills to run an in person Code Club for young people and inspire the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making.

You’ll get practical advice and tips from volunteers, teachers, and the Code Club team, and you’ll explore the free resources which Code Club provides.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have provided guidance on ways that you can run your Code Club during this time.

Course syllabus

  • Step-by-step guidance to get your Code Club started.
  • Create an action plan to set up a Code Club.
  • Design and delivering your first session with young people.
  • Ideas and tips on how to motivate your learners and celebrate their achievements.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for volunteers, parents, and educators who are keen to join the Code Club network to run a coding club for young people.


What software or tools do you need?

Scratch 3, online or offline version.


Learning outcomes

  • Learners will engage our resources to support them to run a Code Club.
  • Learners will design their own action plan to get a club started.
  • Learners will identify what makes a great Code Club.
  • Learners will engage with the Code Club and digital making communities.


“I think this training was great – I feel confident about meeting the school and getting things moving, and feel like I’m well set up for getting the sessions underway and the children enjoying them! I think this training covered everything we need in a really friendly, encouraging tone. Thanks! :)”
Caroline Cheetham

“Thanks for the course – I’ve been doing my club for a while now but it’s still a really useful primer, especially for those of us who are not from a computer science background. The course is pitched well and isn’t intimidating to beginners.”
Ian Loveland

Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Sep 27, 2023
Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Sep 27, 2023