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TechStarter & TotalTech

  • Pre-requisitesNone
  • Course duration1 Year
  • Weekly lessons80 mins per week
  • ReportsEvery term
  • RecognitionFunTech Certification

Give your child a real head start

'FastTrack' TechStarter and TotalTech by learning both courses in one year rather than two. Your child will learn fundamental computing skills from the ground up. They will learn about hardware, software, working online and coding logic. They will also develop advanced skills in three key creative disciplines: movies, music and games.

 


  •  Fundamentals & MyTunes

  •  e-Buddies & MiniMovies

  •  Micro:bit Coding & GameZone

About this module

Your child will learn about hardware, software, management tools and best practices all of which are essential for working in an effective and efficient manner.

By the end of the term your child will have an understanding of:

  • Hardware, including all the components inside a standard computer
  • Software, including files, folder management and archiving
  • Understanding data, including binary and file properties
  • Tools and shortcuts for efficient and effective computer use

Your child will also learn how to create and join individual components to produce their own songs, by understanding how different instruments and beats combine to generate pieces of music.

They will explore the difference between audio and digitally produced music, including the ways to record and manipulate both.


What your child will learn

FUNDAMENTALS
  • Mouse Actions (Single, Double, Triple Click, Scrolling & Dragging)
  • Keyboard Skills (Number Pad, Control Keys & Data Selection)
  • Window Controls (Min, Max, Close, Move, Resize & Dock)
  • File & Folder Management
  • Copy, Cut & Paste
  • Zip Files (Archiving & Extracting)
  • Operating System, Start Menu, Personalisation, Pinning , Searching, Deleting Files & Recycle Bin
  • Control Panel, Computer & Network Information, Uninstalling Programs & Installing Fonts
  • Hardware (Motherboard, Processor, RAM, Power, Graphics card, Peripherals & I/O Device Settings)
  • Binary (Numbers & Converting to Denary)
  • Units of Data & File Sizes
  • Plain Text & Rich Text Files
  • Images (Creating, Editing & Inserting)
MY TUNES
  • Sets (Play, Stop, Record, Timeline)
  • Views (Session & Arrangement)
  • Tracks (Drum, Instrumental & Looping)
  • Track Controls
  • Audio vs MIDI
  • Drums (Snare, Kick, Cymbals & Beats)
  • Instruments (Library, Melody, Bassline & Harmony)
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Effects (Scale, Arpeggio, MIDI & Audio)
  • Recording Audio
  • Auto Tune
  • Importing & Exporting

 

 

Course fee and payment plan

£250.00

(10 payments)

Total cost: £2500

 

Additional fees

Assessment Lesson (credited upon enrolment): £35.00 | Enrolment Fee: £55.00 | Catch up lesson: £35 per lesson

About this module

Your child will learn about the primary aspects of working online and electronic communication and safety.

Your child will also learn how to make a blockbuster mini movie including using green screens – seeing is believing!

By the end of the term your child will have an understanding of:

  • How the internet works, including networks, protocols and packet switching
  • Browser management, including bookmarking, history, cache and advanced searching
  • Online communications, including emails, cloud storage and online file transfers
  • Internet safety, including password security
  • Introductory HTML code
  • Google Maps and an introduction to new AI technology
  • The elements needed to create a short movie
  • Video editing techniques, including transitions, speed, rotation and green screen
  • Special effects, including titles, filters, overlays, panning & zooming
  • Audio editing, including fade in/out, ducking and denoise
  • Screen and audio recording to create their own tutorial videos

What your child will learn

E-BUDDIES
  • Digital Content
  • Networks, IP Addresses/URLs, Pinging, End to End Connectivity, Packets, Packet Switching
  • The Internet (Devices & Speeds)
  • Web Browsers (Tabs, Book Mark Folders, Simple & Complex Searching using Operators, Site Down, History, Cache, Incognito Search, Extensions, AdBlocking & Other Search Engines
  • Safe Image Search (Filters & Understanding Copyright)
  • Emails (Creating, Cc & Bcc, Attachments, Reply, Forward & Drafts)
  • Big File Transfers, File Compression & Online File Transfer
  • Cloud Storage
  • Staying Safe (Personal Info, Email Safety, Password Safety, Password Safe
  • HTML Tags & Create Simple HTML Page
  • AI Examples (AutoDraw, Google QuickDraw & AI Chat)
  • Google Maps (Directions & Street View), Google Earth & Google Space
MINI MOVIES
  • Project setup
  • Importing (Videos, Images & Audio)
  • Timeline (Zooming, & Controls)
  • Video Clips (Adding, Editing, Deleting, Joining, Trimming, Splitting, Rotating, Flipping, Cropping & Resizing)
  • Ripple Edit, Group Edit & Freeze Frames
  • Preview Render, Playback Quality, Enhancing, Changing Speed & Reversing
  • Audio Clips (Adding, Splitting, Trimming, Adjusting, Muting & Editing)
  • Audio Effects (Fade In/Out, Speed, Equaliser (EQ), Ducking, Denoise, Recording & Voice Over)
  • Layers (Create, Customise & Overlays)
  • Text (Titles, Effect & Pre-Sets
  • Transitions (Adding, Removing & Editing)
  • Effects (Filters, Split Screen, Animations, Panning, Zooming, Green Screen
  • Export & Share

 

 

Course fee and payment plan

£250.00

(10 payments)

Total cost: £2500

 

Additional fees

Assessment Lesson (credited upon enrolment): £35.00 | Enrolment Fee: £55.00 | Catch up lesson: £35 per lesson

About this module

Your child will code a Virtual Micro:Bit which will develop their logical, mathematical and creative abilities.

Computational thinking, coding, conditional and looping logic are just some of the skills they will learn as they code projects that play tunes, teleport images, chat with other Micro:Bits and much more!

They will also learn how to build a video game from the ground up, your child will develop programming logic, problem solving and creativity skills.

They’ll learn about variables, collision polygons, events, and actions; as they build prototypes, design game mechanics, explore player behaviours, and lots more!


What your child will learn

MICRO:BIT CODING
  • Virtual Micro:Bit
  • Code Blocks
  • On Start & Forever
  • Show (Icons, LEDs & Strings)
  • Input, Process & Output (Button & Shake)
  • Plotting LEDs
  • Downloading Code
  • Audio (Melody, Tone, Volume, Tempo & Sound Effects)
  • Variables
  • Math (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide & Random Numbers)
  • Conditional Logic (Boolean, OR, AND, If & Else If)
  • Radio Signals (Sending & Receiving)
  • Micro Chat
  • Teleporting Images
  • Loops (Repeat, While & For)
  • Text & Password Checker
GAME ZONE
  • Software Orientation
  • Objects (Sprites & Backgrounds)
  • Behaviours
  • Layout, Layers & GUI (Graphical User Interface)
  • Events (Collision, System, Mouse, Keyboard, Sprite, Spawning & Layout)
  • Variables
  • Projectiles
  • Animations
  • Sounds (Importing & Adding to Actions)
  • Text (Adding & Formatting)
  • Tilemaps
  • Platformer (Sprite, Behaviours & Events)
  • Parallax
  • Adding Levels
  • Exporting Game

 

 

Course fee and payment plan

£250.00

(10 payments)

Total cost: £2500

 

Additional fees

Assessment Lesson (credited upon enrolment): £35.00 | Enrolment Fee: £55.00 | Catch up lesson: £35 per lesson

Virtual learning, real results

 

We’re redefining the way children learn by using the latest virtual tools. Our state-of-the-art virtual learning platform enables tutor-led home study through innovative business-grade tools.

Your child can log in from anywhere and attend scheduled lessons using virtual tools to communicate with their tutor and class friends.

Learn more

The FunTech Methodology

 

A learning
journey

 

We assess each child as an individual and recommend a tailored tech learning path that will enable them to unlock their full potential. 

Designed
to engage

 

Engagement and technology are at the core of our teaching strategies, with small class sizes guided by technology subject specialists.

Curriculum
is the key

 

We have a structured, project-based curriculum that’s continuously refined by our in-house development team to keep it ahead of the curve.

Virtual learning,
real results

 

Using a state-of-the-art virtual learning platform, we deliver tutor-led classes in real-time with a 1:4 tutor student ratio.

FAQs

What does a virtual class mean?

A virtual class is a scheduled interactive online lesson delivered by FunTech.

All our virtual software is Citrix driven and so extremely safe

How does the virtual class work?

All students receive a virtual orientation lesson before the start of their course.

For each lesson, your child will receive an email invitation containing a link allowing them to log onto our virtual classroom. We schedule a maximum of four students who are predominately based in the UK, however, a few of our students have moved abroad due to parents work commitments and therefore log in from further afield.

The lessons themselves are the exact same as is delivered in a physical classroom. Through our virtual classroom environment, your child has the option to raise their hand, ask questions and also speak to the other students in their class (though we do have a mute all option '- just in case!)

FunTech teachers are able to pass control of their monitor to an individual student or share it amongst all the students. With permission, we can take control of a students' monitor to demonstrate concepts, share common mistakes or outstanding work as we would in a physical classroom.

All our virtual software is Citrix driven and so extremely safe

What do we need to join a virtual class?

Good internet connection, headphones with a microphone and a computer.

All our virtual software is Citrix driven and so extremely safe

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