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Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE)

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The MSLC has been appointed to be a Regional Delivery Partner for the newly-established National Centre for Computing Education for the South East region. In this capacity the MSLC will be supporting the work of the NCCE until November 2019 to get the programme up and running though promotion and facilitation of courses.

The NCCE was set up to meet the growing demand for digital skills in the UK workplace and to help children and young adults thrive in the digital era. 

What can the National Centre for Computing Education offer to secondary schools?

The National Centre for Computing Education will help to:

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme

A flexible and bespoke programme to equip teachers with the knowledge required to teach GCSE computer science.

The programme offers:

Am I eligible for the Computer Science Accelerator Programme?
Any teacher can access the Computer Science Accelerator Programme. Computing teachers with no relevant post A level qualification from an English state-funded school can access funding up to £880* to cover your course and supply costs.

Is there any certification for the Computer Science Accelerator Programme?
Our nationally accredited certificate is highly personalised and will take up to six months to complete, with multiple courses to choose from, both face-to-face and online.

 To be awarded a National Centre of Computing Education certificate in GCSE subject knowledge a teacher will need to:

A level CPD
The National Centre for Computing Education are currently developing a comprehensive programme of support including face-to-face training for teachers and students in England for AS/A level computer science.


A list of current local CPD courses can be found HERE.

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