Computer Science Teacher Bursaries

Computer Science Accelerator Programme

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

The programme offers:
• the pedagogical knowledge required to teach GCSE computer science, regardless of a teacher’s existing subject knowledge, with topics including Python programming and cybersecurity
• flexible learning and personalised professional development delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online courses
• generous bursaries to support teachers’ participation in face-to-face CPD
• access to free online courses, enabling you to learn at a time and place that suits you
• free, quality assured resources to help you plan, deliver and assess learning
• regionally delivered CPD (Regional Delivery Partners, Computing Hubs) and local CAS communities of practice so you can network with other computing educators
• expertly-designed content with a focus on developing knowledge of the entire GCSE curriculum and encouraging inclusive teaching practices
• links with industry partners to bring the computing curriculum to life in the classroom

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:
• complete 40 hours of CPD, including at least two face-to-face courses
• participate in at least two online courses, around 16 hours in total
• register for and complete a short subject knowledge test
• keep the National Centre updated with their progress

Find your nearest face-to-face CPD course here

Additional Capital Funding for Broadband

In January 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) published additional capital funding allocations for schools for the 2018-19 financial year. This is in addition to the allocations announced earlier in the 2018-19 financial year and is based on a separate allocation formula.  Schools have until March 2021 to spend this allocation.  Full details can be accessed from the following link:

Additional Capital Funding may be spent on ICT including capital costs of broadband (fibre or Superfast) and filtering. 

E2BN offers pre-tendered routes to purchase which do not require a ‘mini competition’ helping your school with a quick and effective best-value route to buying broadband.

Find out more about E2BN Direct Broadband and Protex Web Filtering

If you are looking for a new broadband or filtering solution for your school contact us for a quote! 

Improve Computing at your Primary School with Funded CPD

Would you like to improve computing at your school? 

For many teachers, the computing curriculum remains something of a challenge. Few of us studied the subject at school or University and effective CPD has been scarce.

But all this is about to change.

The Government has funded the NCCE (National Computing Centre for Education) to provide support and training for primary class teachers and secondary computer science teachers.

For most schools, this training will be free and accompanied by a bursary.

We are currently offering the following face-to-face courses in Nottinghamshire, Peterborough and Lincolnshire (Course dates in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk TBA)

  • Outstanding computing at KS1 (2 days) 
  • Outstanding computing at KS2 (2 days) 
  • Primary Programming and Algorithms 

Find out more and book your place:

For schools in Category 5 or 6 local authority districts training will be free and will be accompanied by a bursary. Find out if your school is in a Category 5 or 6 area here

Teachers from other schools may attend for £35 per day


Need help convincing your SLT that this is important?

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E2BN Confirmed as NCCE Regional Delivery Partner

We are delighted that the National Centre for Computer Education has confirmed E2BN as a Regional Delivery Partner. E2BN will be working with NCCE to drive excellence in computing education across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire.

Similar support will be provided to schools in; Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough, Milton Keynes and Luton by our colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire.

As an NCCE Regional Delivery Partner, E2BN will be part of the national network supporting the work of the NCCE, ensuring teachers have access to a suite of relevant, inspiring and effective CPD opportunities, covering practical and theoretical aspects of teaching computing.

Drawing upon our local expertise E2BN will provide a range of CPD opportunities for all teachers with a particular focus on teachers in schools in category 5 and 6 Local Authority Districts.  Teachers from schools in other LAD categories are also invited to attend the CPD sessions.

The National Centre for Computing Education’s vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education. A comprehensive package of support has been developed to ensure young people are taught the digital skills they need to thrive economically and socially and maintain the country’s position as a leading global digital economy. 

We will be running courses for primary and secondary teachers across all key stages, supporting teachers regardless of their level of computing knowledge.

To make sure that you are the first to find out about the courses we will be running, and access opportunities available from the National Centre for Computing Education, create an account here: 

You can also check which courses are currently  available in your area and view details of each course


Safer Internet Day 2019 - 5th February

 With only a few weeks to go until SID 2019, the Safer Internet Centre has provided some great resources to help your Safer Internet Day get off to a flying start.

SID TV - A series of films to accompany Education Packs on the topic of consent in a digital world - Download, embed or stream

Education Packs -  Education Packs, with complementary SID TV films will help you run activities for Safer Internet Day. These are tailored for 3 -7s, 7-11s, 11 -14s, 14 -18s and parents and carers, along with some guidance for educators. 

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