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.
By participating in this program, a Teacher will gain Technocamps recognition as a ‘Technocamps Certified Teacher’, or a School can achieve ‘Technocamps Certified School’ status at the level of Bronze, Silver, or Gold.
When Ben Dodd decided to join some friends at a lunchtime Robotics Club while in Secondary School, little did he know that it would be the start of his journey into a career in Computer Science.
Robert is a Cardiff University graduate whose career in computer science was inspired by a week-long Technocamps workshop he undertook while in school.
We have opened up the portal we developed for the Summer programme and the resources we developed as a team are available for you to use and share.
Parents have a profound effect on their children and their children’s learning, aspirations and attitudes. It’s for this reason that we at Technocamps ...
The school holidays have been a bit different this year, with pupils from all parts of Wales enjoying an extended break after months of enforced lockdown learning online.
Welcome to the Summer edition of Newsbyte. Like everyone else we have had a crazy couple of months as the team gets used to the new ‘normal’ to limit the disruption caused by Covid-19.