Start a CoderDojo Club

Build your confidence and get practical advice on setting up and running a CoderDojo club in your community.

Prepare to run a CoderDojo club

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, open, volunteer-led coding clubs (Dojos) for young people aged 7 to 17.

This short course will give you the confidence and skills to start and run a Dojo to help young people in your community learn to code! 

You will get practical advice and tips from our team and fellow community members on running a Dojo.

Course syllabus

  • Week 1: Introducing you to CoderDojo
    • Welcome to the course
    • What is coding, and why is it important?
    • Community and ethos 
    • Support for your Dojo
  • Week 2: Putting together a Dojo
    • Getting ready
    • Have a go
    • Working with Ninjas
  • Week 3: Your year ahead with CoderDojo
    • Planning your Dojo
    • Developing your Dojo 

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in starting a CoderDojo club in their local community, whether you’re a parent, an educator, or someone who is passionate about tech.

What software or tools do you need?

  • Scratch 3 — online or offline version
  • Code Editor 

 Learning outcomes

  • Learn about CoderDojo, including its history and ethos
  • Acquire skills in setting up and supporting a CoderDojo club (Dojo)
  • Explore building and motivating your team
  • Learn about working with young people (Ninjas) and safeguarding
  • Understand the support that is available to CoderDojo leaders (champions)
Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Sep 27, 2023
Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Sep 27, 2023