A self-paced, interactive and free course that provides young people with a hands-on introduction to microcontrollers, electronics and programming.
'Insight into electronics’ is an exciting new initiative from the UKESF. It is a self-paced, interactive and free course that provides young people with a hands-on introduction to microcontrollers, electronics and programming.
This is a collaboration between the UKESF and Aston University, and the course is specifically designed for UK-based sixth formers and KS4 pupils (S3 in Scotland) interested in engineering, electronics and computer science.
It will provide a fascinating insight into these technologies, for those thinking about studying these subjects at college or university.
However, no prior knowledge is assumed and support is available to complete the activities.
We don't have limits on participant numbers, there are no specific dates or locations. The course can be done anywhere, is self-paced, and the material is supplied by post and online.
Free course, and the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino is supplied to eligible participants free-of-charge.
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
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