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Software Academy is teaming up with JFS to bring the UK’s only accredited tech courses for kids to your school.
Your child can join the UK’s only academy where courses are:
Your questions answered
>> What courses can I sign up for?
There are 2 courses coming to JFS: 3D Games Design & Python Coding.
Both courses are accredited by the NCFE, and by completing a course your child will achieve an NCFE accredited qualification.
>> Are the courses similar in content?
No, in fact they are very different. Each course teaches a different set of skills, therefor each course provides a different qualification with a different title.
You can join both courses if you wish to achieve both certificates.
>> How often will the classes run?
Your child will attend 1 session a week if you sign up for 1 course, and 2 sessions a week if you sign up for both courses.
Classes will run from 3:30 pm to 5 pm at the school’s computer labs.
We are currently asking parents to register their interests. Exact times and days will be confirmed in shortly.
>> When will it start?
We’re planing to run these classes from January to July 2022.
>> How much will it cost?
We normally charge £900 per course, however we are offering an exclusive discount and a monthly payment plan to JFS students. Additionally, since classes are scheduled to start in January (and no classes are delivered between September to December), we’re offering a further discount for this academic year.
For this academic year, JFS students can join our course for £455 (7 monthly payments of £65 per month).
We may further reduce this cost if we have a high volume of student registrations.
>> What is “NCFE”?
NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation).
>> Why Software Academy?
Software Academy is a group of university lecturers & students, teaching industry standard tools & techniques to kids & teenagers. But that’s not all. Many of the UK’s biggest corporations and government bodies have turned to software academy for our unique expertise and skills. We have provided training and projects for The Royal Air Force (RAF), Transport For London (TFL), Siemens, London South Bank University (LSBU), University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Royal Holloway, University of London and much more.
>> What is an “Accredited Qualification”?
An accredited qualification is issued by an Awarding Organisation (AO), such as the NCFE.
It demonstrates the quality and rigour of a course. It is only awarded to training providers, such as Software Academy, who follow a very strict guideline set out by the AO. It shows a recognised AO has approved a course. On the completion of the course, all certificates will be issued directly by the NCFE.
No other training centre offers our NCFE accreditied qualificiations.
>> Why is the qualification so important?
Accredited qualifications are evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification.
It demonstrates the quality and rigour of a course, as well as the approval and endorsement of a recognised awarding organisation (the NCFE).
Our qualifications’ learning outcomes and assessment criteria have been benchmarked using a national framework’s level descriptors, to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study to any educational institution and employer. On completion of the course, unregulated certificates will be issued directly by the NCFE under the Customised Qualification licence.
>> What’s the progression after a course is completed?
After completing level 1 Award, your child can then move on to Level 2 Certificate and then Level 3 Diploma.
Each level takes 1 academic year to complete.
>> Any experience required to join?
Students aren’t expected to have any previous knowledge. We will teach them everything they need to know. We only ask for students to have basic knowledge of computers, and how to use a mouse and a keyboard.