National Coding Week 2022

7th April 2022

National Coding Week started in 2014, since then thousands of people have been prompted to learn new digital skills. Adults as well as children have taken part. Age is no barrier to learning something new!

What we would like you to do this year is tell us how learning new digital skills is going to help you, help others or help society.

Send us your thoughts either by twitter or instagram in the form of a 30 second video. Be creative, Be Succinct. Use the hashtag #NationalCodingWeek and tag us in: Twitter: @codingweek or Instagram: @nationalcodingweek

  • If you are new to coding and want to have a go, then check out your local library or your local college which may have evening classes. You could, of course, start by reading through our suggestions: Coding – Where do I Start?
  • If you are an individual or business, why not use the hashtag #NationalCodingWeek and let us know how you got into coding / a digital job so you can inspire others
  • If you are a school and seeking ideas then check out this blog: Ideas for Schools

When you learn to code you learn other skills too. Coding helps you build your:

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Problem Solving Skills
  3. Team Working Skills
  4. Digital Skills

Learning to code also boosts your Creative Skills, after all, if you can code an app but no one engages with it or the design looks poor or it doesn’t help people, then what’s the point?!

Is this the last National Coding Week?

National Coding Week was started in 2014 by Richard Rolfe, but in 2022 after 40 years in education, training and helping others to learn new skills he is retiring! So let’s make 2022 a great year for National Coding Week and end it on a high note!