Welcome to Technocamps
Our mission is to inspire, motivate and engage people with computational thinking and promote Computer Science as underpinning all aspects of modern society.
Since 2003, Technocamps has been providing hands-on computing workshops to inspire, motivate and engage young people. In particular, during the two school years spanning 2014-2016, we delivered an average of 9 hours of workshops in 97% of Wales’ state-backed secondary schools.
With our Playground Computing programme we deliver day-long interactive workshops in primary schools, one classroom at a time. During the 2016-2017 school year we delivered 175 workshops in primary schools to over 4000 pupils and their teachers.
With our Technoteach programme we are providing vital CPD training sessions to up-skill ICT teachers in the new computer science curriculum. In particular, we provide an NQF-level accredited qualification, the Certificate of Teaching of Computing. Over the past two years 31 teachers have been awarded this certificate following a full year of Technoteach workshops; and there are 46 teachers currently undertaking this certificate training during the 2017-2018 school year.
The Technocamps Programme is supported by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund and is delivered throughout Wales via University collaborations.
2019 was a great year for us.
We are really proud of what we have achieved in a short space of time. We have put together our annual report which showcases all the highlights from the last year.
We are particularly grateful to our funders (Welsh Government and the EU) and to all our partner institutions for their continued support.
Technocamps After School Clubs are free and it is not a requirement for the children to know or have any prior knowledge or experience in coding/programming to join the club. They also do not need to bring any equipment or devices as it will all be provided.
Find out more here.
Nesta Challenges has teamed up with Amazon to launch fourth edition of the Longitude Explorer Prize - £20,000 available for the winning school or youth group.
To help you achieve excellence in your pursuit of teaching Computer Science, we have developed a unique and innovative CPD program.
Luke Clement is part of our Delivery Team who’s been working hard on a new selection of virtual workshops to offer primary and secondary schools in Wales. Find out more about the workshops in his recent blog...
This competition will allow pupils to develop their problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills while improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and inventive way.
17 years ago, Technocamps was established as a small unit in Swansea University. Today, we work across seven Welsh universities and we've interacted with over 50,000 pupils in over 350 primary and secondary schools.