West Midlands based distance learning provider Open Study College has launched a range of new tech-focused online courses specifically designed for children aged nine to 17.

Open Study College’s new courses cover topics such as game design, coding, digital design and music production. From engaging starter courses to get younger children aged 9-12 to create and make, to senior courses for the more advanced from 13-17, the courses aim to set children up with invaluable skills for their future careers, as well creating a portfolio of project work they can use in support of a university application.

Ideal for all those currently homeschooling, the courses are studied at a child’s own pace, over a five-week period, with live tutor support and group sessions via Zoom, alongside forums from experts in tech.

Head of Education and Development, Robbie Bryant, commented: “We’re so excited  to deliver a range of brilliant courses to challenge and improve young minds for the first time.

“With schools currently still closed, these courses can complement children’s existing home-schooling plans, supporting subjects like IT or computer science, or simply be a way to pass the time whilst in lockdown.

“Although they are not curriculum-based, the courses are creative and engaging and will build upon vital skills needed for confidence building and spark creativity.

“We’re hoping that by studying a course with us it could help propel a child’s hobby into a future career. Whether you have a budding music producer or a tech whizz, we have a course suited to help your child’s future.”