Use our video courses to learn to code and create games with Scratch at home

Scratch games coding 7-14 years online video courses

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Our online video courses are an ideal way for your child to experience our Scratch games programming lessons at home, if attending a course or club is inconvenient for you.
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Course content

Our video courses have been designed for parents who want to re-direct their child's natural enthusiasm for playing games into creating games and coding.

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They have been created specifically with children in mind and have been carefully scripted to be clear and unambiguous. Our instructor is a qualified and experienced teacher who speaks clearly and precisely, leading the learner through every detail of the activity. Each step is explained and demonstrated.

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As the lessons progress, your child will build familiarity with Scratch programming, follow game making exercises, build complete games and acquire the skills and knowledge required to build their own games. In so doing they will begin to understand the fundamental transferable concepts of coding, and improve their creative, math and computational thinking skills.

Course options

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Course title / links Level of challenge Age range (suggested)
Course 1 - Getting started Beginner 7-9
Course 2 - Deeper into Scratch Intermediate 9-12
Course 3 - Advanced Scratch Advanced 9-14
Course 4 - Action game coding essentials - new course Beginner / Intermediate 8-12
Course 5 - Optical effects and clone animations - coming soon Intermediate / Advanced 9-14


Course 1 - Getting started

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Beginner 7-9 years
Learn essential Scratch basics and code your first game. This course is suitable for students who have no experience of Scratch. All of the features of the Scratch 1.4 interface are explained and the pace of the learning accommodates younger students.
£19.99 or less



Required downloads
1. Scratch 1.4 .. or .. Scratch App/Desktop (v3 or higher software)

Video lessons ..

01. For parents - help your child get started
02. Your first Scratch lesson
03. A good way to begin a game
04. Control a sprite's movement
05. Make a sprite move by itself
06. Collisions
07. Broadcasting between sprites
08. The paint window
09. More about the stage
10. Show and hide
11. Make your first finished game - Ping Pong

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Course 2 - Deeper into Scratch

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Intermediate 9-12 years

Code an action game with throwing/firing, interactive animation, chasing, rewards and health, and a unique and compelling tree growing game in which the player must grow branches to allow birds to alight.
£24.99 or less



Required downloads
1. Scratch App/Desktop (v3 or higher software)
2. Girl vs witch v1.sb3 game template
3. Grow a tree v1.sb3 game template

Video lessons ..

01. Introduction to the course
02. Girl vs witch game - part 1
03. Girl vs witch game - part 2
04. Girl vs witch game - part 3
05. Girl vs witch game - part 4
06. Girl vs witch game - part 5
07. Grow a tree game - part 1
08. Grow a tree game - part 2
09. Grow a tree game - part 3
10. Grow a tree game - part 4

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Course 3 - Advanced Scratch

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Advanced 9-14 years

Code a chase / rescue game with water, accelerating speed boats, movement and sprite reaction sensing, and a bomb disposal game in which the player has 30 seconds to cut wires in the correct order to defuse a bomb.
£24.99 or less



Required downloads
1. Scratch App/Desktop v3 or higher software
2. Duck Rescue v1.sb3 game template
3. Bomb Disposal v1.sb3 game template

Video lessons ..

01. Introduction to the course
02. Duck rescue game - part 1
03. Duck rescue game - part 2
04. Duck rescue game - part 3
05. Duck rescue game - part 4
06. Duck rescue game - part 5
07. Bomb disposal game - part 1
08. Bomb disposal game - part 2
09. Bomb disposal game - part 3
10. Bomb disposal game - part 4
11. Bomb disposal game - part 5

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Course 4 - Action game coding essentials - NEW COURSE

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Beginner & Intermediate 8-12 years

Learn essential coding skills for making action games, such as moving, throwing, firing, health, lives, timers, using AI to make enemies chase and attack, rewards, and adding sound effects and music.
£24.99 or less



Required downloads
1. Scratch App/Desktop v3 or higher software

Video lessons ..

01. Introduction- preparing for the course
02. Coding a template game file with backdrops
03. Coding a player controlled sprite
04. Throwing and firing
05. Health and lives - losing HP (health points)
06. Enemies
07. Automatic throwing and firing
08. Reaction animations
09. Health & lives - gaining HP (health points)
10. Timers
11. Sound effects & music

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Course 5 - Optical effects and clone animations - COMING SOON

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Intermediate & advanced 9-14 years

Create 10 stunning visual games including interactive animation, optical effects, nature simulations and pattern displays.
£24.99 or less

Coming soon

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