- Posted March 26, 2014 by
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Mobile App development half-term & summer camp launched by training provider Bermotech
Based on Finchley Road, NW3, Bermotech provide a range of programming and app development courses for all ages and abilities, as well as corporate training programmes. During the week-long camps, which run throughout half-term and school holidays, youngsters will learn how to develop their very own mobile app for the iPhone or iPad from scratch.
Founder and CEO Narges Berry explains: “Children use mobile apps for both games and educational purposes. By teaching them how to create their own app, we aim to transform them from simply passive users to innovators in a fun and rewarding way. The app market is growing as more and more people move away from using desktop computers to mobiles and tablets. We wanted to offer a range of courses specially designed to suit young people, providing them with a solid grounding in computer coding, and allowing them to explore the many possibilities available. Our courses are run during the school holidays, making them convenient for parents too”.
The courses are all taught by Narges, who has a BEng honours degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Birmingham, and an MSc in Computing Science from Imperial College London along with years of development experience. After completing an MBA she decided to combine her passions for teaching and technology, which led her to start training company Bermotech. The courses are open to all, and as a female working in what has traditionally been considered a male-dominated industry, Narges is also keen to inspire more girls to move into technology.
“Even if your child hasn’t expressed an interest in becoming an IT professional, they still stand to benefit from learning how to code,” she explains. “No matter which field your child pursues, he or she will be expected to know how to interact with technology. The courses are taught in an interactive way, so children stand to gain logical problem solving skills, and increased confidence when working with technology. As well as unraveling computer code so that it is not a mystery to them, young people will learn how to express their creativity through technology. By learning to code, they can make anything from puzzles, stories with animated illustrations, interactive games, and artistic renderings; the possibilities are endless.”
At the end of the 5 days, youngsters will have the opportunity to showcase their work to their parents. They also receive a printed binder containing all of the course materials and in-depth step by step instructions which they can take home and continue to build on their knowledge.
“We offer separate courses for 9-12 and 13-15 year olds, meaning we can tailor the content and structure of each course to the abilities and interests of our students,” says Narges.
The courses run Monday to Friday during summer holidays and half term breaks. Classes are taught from 9am until 5pm with the option to drop-off and collect your child an hour either side, making them even more convenient for working parents.
Courses are limited to a maximum of 6 participants, ensuring they get the best learning experience tailored to suit individual interests and abilities.
For more information about the coding courses for teenagers and children, and to reserve a place visit http://www.bermotech.com/coding-for-teenagers-and-children/