VS Code issues on Macbook, Tech assessment

Hello,
I’m having problems with the downloaded version of VS Code that we were instructed to download during the bootcamp prep course work . I downloaded using Brew and when I get to the configuration part of the course I get an error message saying "Cannot update while running on a read-only volume. The application is on a read-only volume. Please move the application and try again. If you’re on macOS Sierra or later, you’ll need to move the application out of the Downloads directory. See this link for more information. I need help getting it working properly, I’ve looked else where but cant seem to find what i’m looking for .

Thank you .
B .