Courses

Welcome to MadLab Courses

MadLab Courses are learning for do-ers. Every one of our courses, whether it’s electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic:

World-class tutors

Learn WordPress from the guy who wrote it. Learn Arduino with one of the UK Maker Movement’s leading lights. We’ve searched out inspirational course leaders who’ve not only mastered their subject, but are experienced communicators and facilitators. Our tutors make the complicated simple.

Small groups

You’ll benefit from personal, individual tutorial attention, plus the problem-solving support of a group of peers in a relaxed and supportive environment. You know you’re on a MadLab course when you have your eureka moment helping debug the project of the person sat next door.

Hands-on

Learning at MadLab is a contact sport. You’re a maker: you learn by doing. You’ll leave having mastered new skills that you can put to work straight away. Unfamiliar territory can be daunting for everyone, but you’ll have the confidence that comes from practical achievement with your own hands.

WordPress for Beginners with Mike Little (two day course)

Thursday 16 – Friday 17 October 2014 
If you’ve never had a website or blog, or never been happy with the one you have, start here. Over two days you’ll learn everything you need: planning and setting up a site, publishing content, getting a polished look with themes, adding functionality with plugins, how to make conversations with your readers effortless. The course includes a month’s free hosting for your site so you can practice your skills. After completing the course, you’ll have a website, and you’ll know how to look after it… more info / book now

Game Dev 101 – Under 18s with Dan Hett (one day course)

Saturday 25 November 2014
Are you under 18? Do you love video games? Would you like to find out how they are made? Game Dev 101 is a one-day games development course that teaches the fundamentals of creating videogames completely from scratch. Over the course of the day Dan will introduce you to the world of video games through both the creative elements and the technical. Dan has a hands-on approach to teaching, encouraging participants to get stuck in from the word go. The course is packed full of popular video game examples, explaining why games are enjoyable as well as technically sound – why does Sonic jump the way he does? Why is it fun to play? How can we replicate this?… more info / book now

Intermediate WordPress with Mike Little (two day course)

Monday 03 – Tuesday 04 November 2014
Take your WordPress site to the next level! Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation, learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices, and begin to unleash the full potential of the platform from search engine optimisation (SEO) to security, caching to e-commerce. We’ll supply you with a test site and a month of free hosting which you can use for experimenting if you wish, however, you’re welcome to work on your own site if you’d prefer. At the end of the course, you’ll be confident your site is professional quality and working its hardest for you… more info / book now

Advanced WordPress with Mike Little (two day course)

Thursday 13 – Friday 14 November 2014
If WordPress is your business, either as a developer, power-user or marketing pro, this is the course for you. Over two days Mike will teach you advanced techniques that will give you a competitive edge. You’ll learn insider tips and tricks for managing sites, both for yourself and your clients. From customising your admin screens to e-commerce via event management, building membership sites, utilising the power of child themes, and picking the perfect production and marketing tools. After completing the course, you’ll be at the cutting edge of WordPress best practice… more info / book now

Game Dev 101 – Level 2 with Dan Hett (two day course)

Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 November 2014
Do you love video games? Have you done a bit of programming? Would you like to have a go at game development? If you’ve already got some coding under your belt, and are keen to find out how video games are made, this is the course for you. Game Dev 101 – Level 2 is a two-day course that will take you through the fundamentals of creating videogames completely from scratch. Over the weekend, Dan will introduce you to the world of video games through both the creative elements and the technical. Dan has a hands-on approach to teaching, encouraging participants to get stuck in from the word go. The course is packed full of popular video game examples, explaining why games are enjoyable as well as technically sound – why does Sonic jump the way he does? Why is it fun to play? How can we replicate this?… more info / book now

WordPress for Beginners with Mike Little (two day course)

Thursday 20 – Friday 21 November 2014
If you’ve never had a website or blog, or never been happy with the one you have, start here. Over two days you’ll learn everything you need: planning and setting up a site, publishing content, getting a polished look with themes, adding functionality with plugins, how to make conversations with your readers effortless. The course includes a month’s free hosting for your site so you can practice your skills. After completing the course, you’ll have a website, and you’ll know how to look after it… more info / book now

Intermediate WordPress with Mike Little (two day course)

Thursday 27 – Friday 28 November 2014
Take your WordPress site to the next level! Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation, learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices, and begin to unleash the full potential of the platform from search engine optimisation (SEO) to security, caching to e-commerce. We’ll supply you with a test site and a month of free hosting which you can use for experimenting if you wish, however, you’re welcome to work on your own site if you’d prefer. At the end of the course, you’ll be confident your site is professional quality and working its hardest for you… more info / book now

Coming soon – Mouse, Rat and Butterfly Taxidermy.

 

Check back soon for more information, or ask us to keep you informed about:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino
  • Game Development 101
  • Web Design
  • Mouse Taxidermy
  • Indian Cookery
  • Beginner’s CSS
  • Bid Writing
  • Coding for Beginners
  • The Internet of Things
  • Short Story Writing