Equipment and requirements

Equipment and requirements

What equipment do I need for running a Code Club?
Most clubs start off with projects in the language Scratch, which can be used for free via a web browser — all you need is access to internet-connected PCs ...
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:14 PM
Is coding experience required to host or volunteer?
No, but we recommend that you work through the projects yourself so you can stay one step ahead of the children in your club.
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:14 PM
Is teaching experience required?
No teaching experience is required to volunteer at a Code Club.  Often you’ll be working alongside a club host from the venue (a teacher, teaching assis...
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:16 PM
What's the time commitment involved?
To be a volunteer, you will need to have time to go to the venue each week for the club session (which usually lasts one hour); also allow some time for mak...
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:17 PM
Do I need a background check?
Yes, all Code Club volunteers must complete any local background checks needed to work with children before starting their club. In the UK for example, vol...
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:18 PM
Why do I need a background check?
Code Clubs should be creative, fun, and above all safe places for children to learn. Take a look at our page on working safely with children for tips to hel...
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:19 PM
What is the minimum age for volunteers?
You need to be at least 16 years old to volunteer with Code Club.
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:20 PM
Do I need a new background check if I already have one?
It is the policy of some venues that anyone volunteering there needs to complete a new background check before starting, so please check with the club host...
Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 at 5:21 PM