Funded by the Department for Education, the National Centre for Computing Education provides a comprehensive range of support to help schools deliver a high quality, inspiring computing education for all young people. Specifically we can provide:

  • Fully-funded consultancy from a network of subject matter experts, to support primary and secondary schools to improve their computing offer with a focus on those schools who are currently not offering GCSE computing science, are new to delivering it and or at risk of dropping it. Further details here.
  • The Computer Science Accelerator Programme: a professional development programme that gives teachers the subject knowledge and confidence to teach GCSE computer science. The programme is suitable for current or aspiring teachers of GCSE computer science and can upskill teachers of other subjects to teach computing as a second subject, helping schools address the challenge of a lack of computer science teachers. A bursary of £920 is available upon completion of the programme.  
  • A wide range of professional development courses across primary and secondary, helping teachers at all stages of their career to develop the knowledge and skills to deliver a high quality, inspiring computing education
  • The Teach Computing Curriculum provides quality-assured free lesson plans, unit guides and teacher guides for the entire computing curriculum from Key Stage 1 to 4

To discuss further how the National Centre for Computing Education can support your school, you can find your local Computing Hub here.


What the NCCE aims to achieve:

  • Support and improve the provision of computing education in England across all key stages.
  • Increase participation and attainment levels of pupils studying computer science at GCSE and A level.
  • Increase teacher confidence in teaching the computing curriculum.
  • Increase take up of computer science amongst girls and in disadvantaged areas, improving the diversity of all young people studying computing.
  • Improve social mobility.
  • Improve economic growth from a more highly skilled workforce.
  • Support is available for primary and secondary computing teachers including teaching, resources and continuing professional development (CPD) activities.

Three Computing Hubs have been designated within our region;


Please click here to find more information about the courses, venues and bursaries available to schools.