TechStarter

  • Pre-requisites
    None
  • Course duration
    1 Year
  • Weekly lessons
    50 minutes per week
  • Reports
    Every term
  • Recognition
    End of year certificate

Give your Child a Real Head Start

On this year-long course your child will learn the skills to become a highly effective and efficient tech user, developing good technology habits for life.

 

  •  Fundamentals
  •  e-Buddies
  •  Office Essentials

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 and folder management
  • Networking and topologies (internet covered in eBuddies)
  • The importance of keeping personal digital data safe, both in terms of security and viruses
  • Options of where to store data safely and securely

What your child will learn

  • Control Panel Management
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Binary
  • Help Systems
  • Viruses and Anti-Virus Software
  • Networking
  • Web & Video Conferencing
  • File & Folder Housekeeping including Compression & File Types
  • Cloud Storage
  • Task Management

 

 

Course fee and payment plan

£148.50

(10 payments)

Total cost: £1485

 

Additional fees

Assessment Lesson (credited upon enrolment): £35.00 | Enrolment Fee: £55.00 | Catch up lesson: £25 per lesson

About this module

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

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

  • How the internet works (including internet protocols)
  • Internet safety (including use of personal data)
  • Browser management, advanced search techniques and the latest educational websites
  • Cloud storage, online collaboration and private blogging

This course is regularly updated in line with the latest technology.


What your child will learn

  • Demystifying the Internet
  • How the Internet works including URLs, IP Addresses, HTTP & HTTPS, TCP/IP
  • Browser Management
  • Staying Safe
  • Emails and Attachments
  • Google Plus, You Tube, BBC, News and Learning Sites
  • Advanced Web Searching
  • Short-cuts
  • Collaboration
  • Sketchpad, 3D Environment
  • Blogging
  • Basic Websites

 

 

Course fee and payment plan

£148.50

(10 payments)

Total cost: £1485

 

Additional fees

Assessment Lesson (credited upon enrolment): £35.00 | Enrolment Fee: £55.00 | Catch up lesson: £25 per lesson

About this module

Learn introductory Word processing and how to create spreadsheets and presentations.

Start producing work for school and begin exploring ‘office’ software.


What your child will learn

This course is currently being updated, please come back soon for details.

 

 

Course fee and payment plan

£148.50

(10 payments)

Total cost: £1485

 

Additional fees

Assessment Lesson (credited upon enrolment): £35.00 | Enrolment Fee: £55.00 | Catch up lesson: £25 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 1:8 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 eight 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 our 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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