Firms invited to run National Centre of Computing Science Education

Organisations are invited to run the National Centre of Computing Science Education, which will help improve teaching of the computing curriculum.

The National Centre of Computing Education will be supported by a new programme which will train up to 8000 computing teachers on the latest digital skills.

It will also provide resources at primary and secondary level. Linked to this centre will be a national network of 40 school-led Computing Hubs where teachers will be able to access specialist training which will benefit pupils

The process of finding a supplier has begun and work on the National Centre is expected to start during autumn 2018, with the first training available in the 2018/19 academic year.

This will be funded from the £84 million announced in the Autumn statement to upskill computer science teachers.

Some of the funding will also be used for an A- level support programme. This will set out to improve the quality of teaching in AS and A level computer science, and increase students’ knowledge and understanding so they are better prepared for further study and employment in digital and technology roles.

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