Computing Hub - London, Herts & Essex

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is funded by the Department for Education and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England. Run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, our vision is to achieve a world-leading computing education for every child in England.

We provide high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A-level. Our extensive range of training, resources and support covers elements of the curriculum at every Key Stage, catering for all levels of subject knowledge and experience.

Areas covered:

There are two Computing Hubs in the Saffron Teaching School Hub area:

The London, Herts & Essex Computing Hub covers Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford.

Schools in Braintree and Chelmsford are covered by the London & Essex Computing Hub..

Find out more about the London, Herts & Essex Computing Hub:

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Further information can be found at: Teach Computing


London, Herts & Essex Computing Hub programmes

Please see below for details of current London, Herts & Essex Computing Hub programmes and events.

NCCE Core Remote Courses – Primary

Teaching and Leading Key Stage 1 Computing - Module 2

The second module of this KS1 course covers digital literacy and information technology, covering the whole computing curriculum. Find out how to use software creatively, safely and responsibly for inspiring projects, and plan a rigorous and inclusive curriculum.

Dates and times:

2 sessions are taking place on the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (2.00pm — 3.30pm)
  • Tuesday 29th June 2021 (2.00pm — 3.30pm)

To book your place click here.

1 longer session is taking place on Tuesday 13th July 2021 (1.00pm - 6.00pm)

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Teaching and Leading Key Stage 2 Computing - Module 1

This course aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Date and time:

Wednesday 28 July 2021 (9.00am - 3.30pm)

To book your place click here.


Teaching and Leading Key Stage 2 Computing - Module 2

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum.

Dates and times:

2 sessions are taking place on the following dates/times: 

Monday 28th June 2021 (2.00pm - 3.00pm)

Thursday 1st July 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 

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Primary Programming and Algorithms

Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy.

Dates and times:

Friday 4th June 2021 (9.30am - 3.30pm)

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Friday 30th July 2021 (9.00am - 4.00pm) 

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Primary Programming and Algorithms – Face to face

Discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking. You will be equipped to develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programmes.

Date and time:

Date to be confirmed for a full day at Lee Chapel Primary School, Basildon.

Further information can be found here.


Leading Primary Computing

For new subject leaders of computing, or those looking to progress their career through curriculum leadership.

Dates and times:

3 sessions

Monday 5th July 2021 (1.00pm - 6.00pm)

Wednesday 7th July 2021 (4.00pm - 4.30pm)

Thursday 8th July 2021 (4.00pm - 6.00pm)

To book your place click here.

CS Accelerator Remote Courses (KS4)

Representing algorithms using flowcharts & pseudocode

Discover the essentials of representing algorithms. The course explores the core concepts of sequencing, selection and iteration whilst also learning how to read and write flowcharts and pseudocode.

Dates and times:

2 sessions

Tuesday 15th June 2021 (4.00pm - 6.30pm)

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (4.00pm - 6.30pm)

To book your place click here.


Introduction to algorithms, programming, and data in GCSE computer science

Take your first steps towards teaching GCSE computer science and establish a foundational knowledge of concepts, terminology and classroom practice.

Dates and times:

3 sessions

Monday 5th July 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

Thursday 8th July 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

Monday 12th July 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)


Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Demystify the hardware and network topologies used for data transfer between computers and help you make topic learning relevant and engaging to students.

Dates and times:

4 sessions

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

Tuesday 29th June 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

Thursday 1st July 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

Wednesday 7th July 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

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Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration

Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programmes are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks.

Dates and times:

3 sessions

Monday 28th June 2021 (4.00pm - 5.30pm)

Wednesday 30th June 2021 (4.00pm - 5.30pm)

Wednesday 7th July 2021 (4.00pm - 5.30pm)

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Computer Processors and instruction sets

This course allows participants to learn about the CPU, it goes deep into architecture of the processor and factors that can affect its performance. Participants will also learn about instruction sets.

Date and time:

Monday 26th July 2021 (9.30am-3.00pm)

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NCCE Core Remote Courses – Secondary

KS3 computing for the nonspecialist teacher

For Key Stage 3 computing teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers the key subject knowledge topics required to teach the computing Key Stage 3 programme of study.

Date and time:

Friday 4th June (9.30am - 3.30pm)

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Collaboration in KS3 Computing - remote

Engage students and build awareness of the collaborative nature of programming in the real world, through evidence-based teaching approaches.

Course Fee:

£35.00

Dates and times:

3 sessions

Tuesday 8th June 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

Tuesday 15th June 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)

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KS3 creative curriculum design principles

Get a solid grounding in curriculum design, leading to the implementation of an outstanding KS3 computing curriculum with impact in the classroom.

Course Fee:

£35.00

Dates and times:

2 sessions

Monday 14th June 2021 (2.00pm - 4.30pm)

Wednesday 16th June 2021 (2.00pm - 4.30pm)

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Teaching GCSE Computer Science: improving student engagement

Improve student engagement in your GCSE computer science lessons by developing your classroom pedagogy.

Course Fee:

£35.00

Date and time:

Monday 12th July (8.45am - 3.45pm)

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New to Secondary Computing subject leadership

For new subject leaders of computing, or those looking to progress their career through curriculum leadership.

Course Fee:

£35.00

Dates and times:

2 sessions

Thursday 22nd July 2021  (9.30am - 3.30pm)

Friday 23rd July (9.30am - 12.30pm)

To book your place click here.