Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITC) recently provided a new digital skills programme called 'Time to Code' for primary schools.
Many primary schools are keen to help their pupils learn to code. Providing lessons in coding can help schools cover the requirements of the Northern Ireland curriculum for Using ICT.
CCEA were involved in advising BITC on the type of support schools need to introduce this aspect of Using ICT in primary schools.
Feedback from pupils and teachers who took part in 'Time to Code' was evaluated. It showed that the pupils involved had increased awareness, skills and interest in coding, at home as well as at school.