As with any acquisition of special skills—foreign languages, musical instruments, sports—we believe that the best coders start at an early age. Teaching young people to code transforms them from passive users to technological innovators.

Coding Courses for Teenagers and Children are offered during the school holidays as well as term time.

Upcoming Summer Tech Courses for Kids & Teens

  • AGE GROUP AND CLASS SIZE - COMPUTER CODING COURSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

    Small class sizes, ranging from a maximum of 4 to 8 students per group, ensure individualised attention while still allowing for group work.

    We offer courses for kids 9-12 and teens 13-16 year olds. The content and structure of each course is tailored to the abilities and interests of our attendees.

  • COURSE TIMES - TERM TIME & HOLIDAY TECH CAMPS

    Bermotech’s coding camps for youngster run during the half-term and summer holidays.

    Term time courses are also offered. To receive information about the upcoming term time courses for kids and teens please send an email to narges@bermotech.com.

  • TEACHER - CODING COURSE INSTRUCTOR

    Courses are designed and developed by the founder of Bermotech, Narges Berry, whose computing qualifications are matched by her passion to teach and inspire students. Narges has a BEng honours degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Computing Science from Imperial College and has gained an MBA from INSEAD business school in France.

    All our instructors have a DBS certificate and are experts in their field.

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP - TECH CAMPS FOR KIDS & TEENS

    All courses are taught with an emphasis on the independent spirit of entrepreneurship, helping students take their creations seriously, as both a work of fun and a marketable product. We also offer separate Entrepreneurship Courses for kids and teens as well as  Tech Foundation Camps for Kids.

Learning to code

Can learning to code really help my child’s future career?

There are over half a million computer programming jobs in the US and the UK, and those sectors are projected to continue to grow by 20% over the next ten years.
Even if your child hasn’t expressed an interest in becoming an IT professional, he or she still stands to benefit from learning how to code. No matter which field your child pursues, he or she will be expected to know how to interact with technology.  With the introduction of Computer Science GCSE more students will be equipped with the necessary skills for the future.

Have other children learned to code?

Many successful businesspeople learned to code when they were children. In fact, you may know some of them: Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Michael Dell, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerburg all began coding as youngsters. Other technology superstars such as Marissa Mayer (one of the first employees at Google, and now CEO of Yahoo!) and Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) did not learn to code as children, but had a love of technology from an early age, and both went on to graduate from Ivy League universities with degrees in computer science.
While your child may or may not want to become a professional coder, learning the skill is just as essential as playing a sport or mastering a musical instrument. By learning to code from an early age, children expand their horizons and increase their skillset – all of which are needed to become well developed children and successful adults.

What if my child doesn’t want to go into IT?

Computer programming is much more than learning how to understand and write code. By learning to code from a young age, children inherit a whole host of secondary skills that are beneficial to any career.

Benefits of learning coding at a young age

PROBLEM SOLVING
Whether it’s understanding why a program won’t run or learning how to debug a program, problem-solving is a huge part of coding. Learning how to resolve technical issues often involves conversations, reading how-tos, practicing logical thought and troubleshooting, all of which are transferable skills.
CREATIVITY
While coding may seem like a mix of symbols – slashes and colons, to name a few – coding actually allows children to express their creativity. By learning to code, children can make anything from puzzles, stories with animated illustrations and interactive games; the creative possibilities are endless.
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Computer code is not the mystery it appears to be; rather, it’s merely a foreign language. By learning how to read, write, and run code from an early age, children are really acquiring a second language – and one that can help them learn other computer languages easily in the future.
CONFIDENCE
Children are quick to understand that they live in a digital world, and they’re even quicker to understand just how all of the technology around them works. When they learn to create code of their own, they are no longer passive recipients of the technology around them, but drivers of the digital age..

As seen

Teenage Code Camp
Teaching Computer Science

Tech for Youngsters Blog

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