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Introducing BBC micro:bit the next gen

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As the National Centre for Computing Education, our vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education. Part of this is achieved by working in partnership with organisations offering support around computing and digital skills.

We are excited to work together with Micro:bit and BBC to provide training to teachers on how to use micro:bits in their primary classrooms. With micro:bits you will be able to enhance pupils' learning of the computing curriculum and support their learning in other subject areas. Our network of Computing Hubs offer a short 'Introduction to micro:bit' course at various locations through England, and teachers in state-funded schools can access this CPD an no fee.

Book your place at 'Introduction to micro:bit' course

After you complete this introductory course, why not also sign on to our short-course exploring how to use micro:bits to collect data? This course will support you in joining in the BBC micro:bit playground survey, a national survey carried out by primary schools using their micro:bits to understand how data may be used to find out about the world. Carrying out the playground survey will support you in earning your primary certificate!


Get free micro:bits for your school

BBC micro:bit the next gen is a new partnership between BBC Education, The Micro:bit Educational Foundation and Nominet. Made possible by Nominet’s support, the partnership will donate a set of 30 micro:bits to every primary school across the UK that registers to receive them. The campaign aims to empower primary school children aged 8 to 11 with the digital skills to understand the world around them and shape their futures.

Whilst you are waiting to receive their micro:bits, you may wish to borrow a class set following the introduction training. Kits include everything teachers need to get started using micro:bits in your classroom and are available on loan from your local Computing Hub. You can also join our community to find out more about using micro:bits in your school or support fellow teachers in their physical computing journey.

Find your local Computing Hub and get in touch

Share your physical computing knowledge

You can also join our community to find out more about using micro:bits in your school or support fellow teachers in their physical computing journey.

Join the community group

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is funded by the Department for Education and supporting partners and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England. It is delivered by STEM Learning and includes a network of Computing Hubs which support schools to access high quality professional development, resources, accreditation and school support.