UKForCE Stakeholders

There are many organisations and stakeholders help improve computing education in the UK. Here you will find information and links about these other organisations and their role in computing education, and other useful external links.

Apps For Good
Apps for Good is an open-source technology education movement. It partners with educators in schools and learning centres to deliver courses to young people 10-18 years of age.

Appshed is a free online app-creation tool where users design, create and publish mobile apps.

Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
The Association for Learning Technology improves practice, promotes research, and influences policy. It brings bringing together practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in learning technology.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
BCS promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice.

CAS – The Computing at School Working Group
CAS is an association of teachers, academics, industry professionals, school governors, parents.

Code Academy
Code Academy is focused in changing the way in which education and learning takes place, through IT.

Code Club
Code Club provides a network of volunteer led after school clubs at primary schools throughout the UK, and also offers CPD for teachers covering the new Computing curriculum.

Computer Clubs for Girls
CC4G provides insight into the exciting ways technology is used in music, sport, fashion and more through games and challenges.

Computer Science Unplugged
Computer Science Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

CPHC – Council for Professors and Heads of Computing
The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing exists to promote public education in Computing and its applications. It also provides a forum for those responsible for management and research in university computing departments.

Creative Skillset
Creative Skillset is the UK-wide strategic skills body that works to ensure that the UK’s Creative Industries (including Animation and Games) have continued access to the skills and talent they require.

CS4FN – Computer Science for Fun
cs4fn is a global campaign to enthuse and teach both students and others about inter-disciplinary computer science research.

CSTA – Computer Science Teachers Association
The Computer Science Teachers Association is a US-based membership organisation that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of colour.

Coder Dojo
CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people.

The Design and Technology Association represents the interests of Design and Technology teachers throughout the UK.

e-skills UK
e-skills UK is the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology.

Expert Subject Advisory Group
The Expert Subject Advisory Groups support the new primary curriculum. Their work aims to provide guidance and support for teachers, from EYFS into KS3 and to providers of initial teacher training.

Fire Tech Camp
Fire Tech Camp offers short courses for ages 9-17 – getting the next generation of developers coding and creating.

Gocracker is designed to encourage young people to study STEM subjects and to discover the exciting career opportunities available to them in science, engineering and technology industries.

Greenfoot provides software, teacher resources, and programmer resources for Java.

Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Computing
The HEA supports a large network of learning and teaching practitioners involved in computing throughout the UK. They provide funding, events, resources and networking opportunities with computer science learning and teaching practitioners from a variety of institutions and roles.

IET – The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The IET is the professional engineering institution for ICT Technicians.

ITWales was established in 1993 as the industrial liaison unit of the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University. It runs Software Alliance Wales, Technocamps and a Student & Graduate Work Placement scheme, as well as the Technoteach and Playground Computing projects.

ITTE (Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education)
ITTE is an association of teacher educators who share an interest in improving learning through the application of digital technology in teaching and through the effective teaching of ICT as a subject.

Little Miss Geek
Little Miss Geek is a campaign inspiring girls and women to want to change the world through technology.

Naace is the national association for everyone promoting learning with technology in a connected world.

NMI is the trade association for Electronics Systems, Microelectronics and Semiconductors in the UK.

National Science Learning Centre
The National Science Learning Centre and five regional Science Learning Centre Consortia offer  science Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and technicians working with pupils aged 5 to 19.

National STEM Centre
The National STEM Centre provides a programme of professional development for teachers of computing.

NextGen Skills
Next Gen Skills campaigns vision is for the UK’s education system to equip the next generation with the knowledge needed to grow this country’s digital, creative and hi-tech economy.

The Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Picademy is a free professional development experience for primary and secondary teachers around the world.

Restech provide Robot and STEM workshops for schools, teach programming and computer science for school students, and train teachers in computer science.

Royal Academy of Engineering
The Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering. It provides the secretariat for UKForCE.

Royal Society
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists.

Skills Matter
Skills Matter’s mission is to promote continuous learning and innovation in software through its community of software developers.

Software Alliance Wales
ESF funded project providing training and workshops in IT.

South West Grid for Learning
The South West Grid for Learning Trust is a not-for-profit charitable trust providing schools and other establishments with safe, secure, managed and supported connectivity and associated services, learning technologies to improve outcomes, and the toolkit for being safer online.

Technocamps provide free workshops in Wales to young people on programming, robotics, game design, and app development.

Technology Will Save Us
Technology Will Save Us design gadgets that you can make yourself. They sell kits to enable anyone to build gadgets and technology.

techUK (formerly Intellect)
techUK represents more than 850 companies who employ more than 500,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK.

The UK Schools Computer Animation Competition (University of Manchester)
The annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is all about enthusing schoolchildren about Computer Science, and to use computers creatively. Students aged 7-19 at UK schools and colleges  create an original key-frame computer animation, up to one minute in length, using eligible software.

UK Digital Skills Task Force
The UK Digital Skills Task Force is an independent taskforce led by CEO of TeenTech and technology journalist Maggie Philbin, to highlight practical solutions to enable UK business to meet persistent skills gaps by identifying, developing and using home-grown talent.

Ukie (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment)
Ukie is the  trade body for the UK’s wider interactive entertainment industry, which champions the interests, needs and positive image of the videogames and interactive entertainment industry.

Vital supports all educational sectors and age ranges from KS1 through to post-16 with online resources, tools and techniques; seminars, workshops, discussion forums and training; help with the creation and use of images, sound and video; and the means to use technology to support accessibility and inclusion.

Year of Code
Year of Code is an independent, non-profit campaign to encourage people across the UK to get coding for the first time in 2014.

Young Rewired State
Young Rewired State is an independent global network of young people aged 18 and under who have taught themselves to program computers.

YOUSRC is a programming language and a site where apps can be shared with others.