Here at Code Club HQ we’ve been busy making some improvements to our website over the summer.
We’ve made it easier and clearer to register and manage your clubs. We’ve also refreshed our projects website, adding loads of useful info about the specific skills that are covered in our projects and lots of other lovely educational stuff.
In line with these website updates, we’ve made some adjustments to the Code Club terms and conditions, which we advise you take a look at here.
Changes to how you access Code Club projects:
Other than tinkering with the look and design of some pages, one of the biggest changes we have made is to adjust the way that volunteers, club hosts and children in clubs access our projects page.
When you visit the projects site, you will now be prompted to enter a Club ID and PIN. Registered volunteers and clubs hosts will use these details to login and access the full range of Code Club’s projects. The Club ID and PIN can be shared with Code Club members to use in club time and at home as well.
What does this mean for you?
If your club is already registered, no need to worry. Log in to our website as usual to view your ID and PIN, which you can find via the new Club Hub page.
If you don’t have a registered club, again, don’t worry – it’s really easy to get sorted. You can register right now on our website. We’ve streamlined the process so it should be nice and easy. Once your registration is complete you’ll be able to access your PIN and Club ID through the new “Club Hub” page. Sorted.
If you’re not yet running a club but want to see our projects, there will be two sample projects for each course we teach available online for everyone to use. If you want to use all of our projects, you will need to be running a fully registered club.
Why are we making these changes?
Code Club fully rely on funding from trusts and companies to help us create and provide free resources and support for our volunteers. In order to apply for that funding and report our achievements, it is essential that we can measure our impact to find out how well we’re doing and what can be done better. One of the ways we do this is by measuring the number of clubs that have been opened by volunteers. Asking our clubs to register helps us secure the future of Code Club so we can continue to teach children to code for free for many more years to come.
Registering clubs is important to help keep the children who attend Code Club safe, so that we know who is running the club and that they have been appropriately checked.