£1.2m for Welsh Universities to crack the code

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Two Welsh universities are to receive £1.2m to support their involvement in the UK-wide Institute of Coding helping create the next generation of digital specialists, Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams will announce today (Tuesday, 1 May). The investment is on top of a £1.3m drive to connect Welsh pupils with coding, Cracking the Code, which was announced last year. … Read More

ITWales International Women’s Day Celebration 2018

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On March 8th, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Swansea, ITWales hosted their Eighteenth Annual International Women’s Day Celebration Dinner which was sponsored by Technocamps and the BCS. Over 190 people from across South Wales attended the event to celebrate Women in Welsh IT, which this year focused on ‘Inspiring the Next Generation’. ITWales first organised this event in 2000 … Read More

Game Of Codes 2017 Coding Competition

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Game of Codes is back as Technocamps pan-Wales National Programming Competition.  The competition will enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and inventive way. The challenge is to create a piece of software using Space as the theme.  Your software must have an original design which could … Read More

DVLA Coding Challenge Goes off with a Bang!

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On Tuesday 28th November, school teams from across Wales came to compete in the DVLA Code Challenge which was supported by Technocamps. The event saw over 60 schools enter the competition; and over 180 children and 150 adults attended the event with almost 2,000 joining the event through live link across Wales. As part of the event, the top five teams … Read More

Web Development Star Represents GB in WorldSkills Finals

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Alfie Hopkins, a young Welsh Web Development Star from Llanelli, South Wales has represented Great Britain in the WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi this October. WorldSkills is an annual event where competitors from countries across the world compete in a variety of ‘skills’ to be crowned champion. WorldSkills ethos is “improving the world with the power of skills”. Alfie first … Read More

Science, Technology and the Performing Arts combine in Eye of the Storm

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During this Autumn school term, over 2,000 pupils from Primary schools across south Wales have been taking part in Science workshops delivered by Technocamps. The workshops are aimed to discuss Scientific concepts that the children will encounter when they attend the Eye of the Storm production from theatre na nÓg in association with Taliesin Art Centre. The musical play features … Read More

46 Teachers Begin an Accredited Technoteach CPD Course

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At the start of the Autumn Term, over 46 Teachers from across Wales have begun an extensive, year-long, accredited CPD Course delivered by Technocamps. The CPD course is a (QCF) Level 3 Certificate in Computing for Teachers which is accredited by VTCT. The course aims to provide teachers – both Primary and Secondary – with the knowledge and skills to … Read More

Seventeen Teachers Celebrate Qualification Success

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On 5th July 2017, seventeen teachers – from both Primary and Secondary schools across South Wales – became the second cohort of learners to successfully achieve the (QCF) Level 3 Certificate of Computing for Teachers as part of a year-long Technoteach CPD programme. This Technoteach CPD programme is supported by the National Science Academy through the Welsh Government to up-skill teachers to … Read More

FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales!

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Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers from both primary and secondary schools across Wales; training towards the accredited QCF-Level 3 Certificate in Computing for Teachers, commencing in the Autumn Term 2017. Technocamps is offering this qualification absolutely FREE to teachers and schools. This qualification provides teachers with a wealth of content and pedagogical knowledge to enable and enhance … Read More

DVLA Coding Challenge – Imagine it, Code it, Build it, Win it!

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DVLA is running a Wales National Coding Challenge for 7 to 11-year-olds sponsored and supported by Technocamps, in association with Code Club and the STEM Ambassador hub Wales, Incredible Oceans, Brake, The four Police Forces in Wales and School Beat, Road Safety Wales, The Fire and Rescue Service and the British Army.  This competition is specifically aimed at Primary schools … Read More