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Herts for Learning supporting NCCE to deliver training

Herts for Learning (HfL) is supporting the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) to deliver a number of training courses.
HfL is providing face-to-face primary CPD that will be delivered by HfL Advisers at the Hertfordshire Development Centre across the summer term.
Speaking about working with the NCCE, Chris Carter, Computing and eDevelopments Adviser, said: “I’m delighted to be involved in delivering the training for this area. This national programme from the NCCE is a great opportunity for teachers from KS1 to A level to gain confidence in teaching computing and develop their knowledge of this subject area.”
The NCCE is a DfE-funded organisation that aims to support the teaching of computing in primary and secondary schools across England.

Primary
For primary schools, CPD programmes are available for KS1 and KS2 as well as a dedicated course on algorithms and programming. Face-to-face CPD from the NCCE is free of charge for the first teacher from a priority primary school (schools in category 5 or 6 local authority districts). They will also be eligible to receive a bursary to help cover the costs involved in participating. The fee for teachers from state-funded schools or colleges outside of priority areas 5 and 6 is £35 per day plus VAT. 

Secondary
A wide range of face-to-face courses is available for secondary teachers, including KS3 and KS4 programmes which are free of charge for the first teacher from a priority school (schools in category 5 or 6 local authority districts). They will also be eligible to receive a bursary to help cover the costs involved in participating. The fee for teachers from state-funded schools or colleges outside of priority areas 5 and 6 is £35 per day plus VAT.   

Through a range of online and face-to-face CPD and support from local area computing hub schools, the NCCE is working to increase teacher confidence in computing and drive up participation and attainment in GCSE and A Level computer science.
The NCCE also offers the GCSE Accelerator Programme, which is free to secondary teachers of computing or computer science, in an English state-funded or state-maintained school, without a post A level qualification in computer science or a related subject. Generous bursaries are available to support teachers’ participation in the face-to-face part of this programme.
To find out more about how the NCCE can help your school, and to register for courses and resources, please visit:

Outstanding teaching of Key Stage 2 computing

Tuesday 30th April and Tuesday 21st May 2019
Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
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Primary programming and algorithms

Monday 3rd June 2019
Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
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Outstanding teaching of Key Stage 1 computing

Wednesday 5th June and Tuesday 18th June 2019
Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage
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