North West - Manchester

Welcome to CAS Regional Centre North West - Manchester

The North West CAS Regional Centre (North West) is based at The University of Manchester. The Regional Centre is an initiative to build regional support for computing in all Primary and Secondary schools. It is run jointly by the University of Manchester (School of Computer Science) and Edge Hill University, and is funded by the Department of Education through BCS (CAS). Are you a member of CAS? Find out more information and JOIN NOW!

Interested in forming a CAS hub? We are keen to support more hub groups to set up in the region so teachers don't have too far to travel to reach their nearest CAS hub meeting. There is plenty of information about what is involved in setting up and running a CAS hub here. Or just drop us an email for more information.

We are here for you! Please let us know how we can help in your school, or what help you can offer other schools. We can provide personalised CPD for any of your computing needs!

Please get in touch! To contact the Regional Centre:

Regional Centre Info

Week of January 23

  • Jan 25 from 3:45PM to 5:45PM
  • CAS Salford Hub Meeting

    Manchester, M28 2WF
    Launch event for this new group with a KS1 & KS2 focus

Week of January 30

  • Jan 31 from 4:30PM to 5:45PM
  • CAS Merseyside Hub Moderation meeting

    Liverpool, L20 7EW
    Coursework moderation with 2 groups are being made available for both AQA and OCR computer science courses. This can be also used for both GCSE and A-Level. Team leader for OCR Grant Sibbald will be on

  • Feb 1 from 3:00PM to 5:30PM
  • Python for Beginners (Teacher CPD)

    Manchester, M41 5UG
    An introductory session to introduce teachers to text-based programming using the Python language.

  • Feb 4 from 9:45AM to 3:00PM
  • FREE workshops: Computing for Teachers at Edge Hill University 2016/17 #2

    Ormskirk, L394QP
    Join us at Edge Hill University and choose from our FREE Computing Workshops to learn new skills and explore the Computing curriculum. Each workshop is led by an expert practising teacher and you'll learn practical skills, computational thinking and explo

Week of February 6

  • Feb 8 from 3:30PM to 5:00PM
  • Cross-Curricular Scratch at Statham Community Primary

    Lymm, Lymm WA13 9EX
    This training session will introduce a range of activities and ideas for using Scratch programming software to tie in with and enhance other areas of the Primary curriculum.


Week of February 13

  • Feb 13 from 3:30PM to 6:00PM
  • CAS Manchester North Hub Meeting

    Manchester, M40 8NT
    This meeting is going to focus on moderating GCSE Computing Controlled Assessment Work for OCR A452 (Looking at MySQL and JAVA tasks) and A453 (Looking at Text Compression task). We will be going through the mark scheme with some sample and decided which

  • Feb 14 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM
  • Programming Minecraft using Python on the Raspberry Pi

    Manchester, M16 8AW
    Exploring ways of using the Raspberry Pi and Python to program the popular Minecraft platform.

  • Feb 14 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • An introduction to Kodu

    Manchester, M16 8AW
    This training session will explore Kodu and how all primary aged pupils can program their own X-box style platform game, whilst at the same time learn key programming concepts such as reasoning, selection and use of variables.

Week of February 20

  • Feb 22 from 4:30PM to 6:00PM
  • Sefton Hub

    Southport, PR8 4LT
    Termly hub meeting

All Events

CAS Regional Centre North West - Manchester covers Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wirral

CAS North West - Manchester (University of Manchester)
Kilburn Building, Manchester, M13 9PL


Regional Centre News


Google Expeditions

Published by Sarah Zaman at 2017-01-21 16:46:53 +0000

Google Expeditions a great success at Our Ladys of the Lourdes Primary School in Birkdale.


Case Study - Sphero

Published by Donna Rawling at 2016-12-21 14:07:19 +0000

Read all about the programming and fun had at St Mark's CE Primary School following a loan of Sphero's from CAS North West Manchester.


Support for A level teachers

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-12-12 12:37:02 +0000

A 10 week course for teachers of Computer SCience A' Level


Edge Hill Workshops Feedback November 2016

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-12-07 12:08:09 +0000

A day of workshops at Edge Hill provided some excellent CPD and an opportunity to gather feedback.


Upcoming events for schools

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-28 11:52:04 +0100

Following on from the success of our school events last year we have arranged some more ...


Coming Soon - NW Cyber Games

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-28 11:16:52 +0100

Youth Fed, Cyber Security Challenge and Edge Hill University will shortly be launching the first North West Cyber Games.


FREE CPD updates

Published by RCAS Regional Centre North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-28 11:11:13 +0100

A list of available CPD opportunities through the academic year


FREE Edge Hill Computing Teacher Workshops

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-25 15:29:26 +0100

We are pleased to announce the next day of free Computing Workshops for teachers, at Edge Hill University, we'd love you to attend.


Regional Conference

Published by Regional Centre North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-19 11:12:43 +0100

Nearly 100 teachers descend on The University of Manchester for a day of workshops and networking to enhance the teaching and learning of CS.


New Master Teachers

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-19 10:53:20 +0100

The University of Manchester recently hosted a training event for New Master Teachers in the North.


Animation17 Competition

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-09-26 17:07:39 +0100

The 10th annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is looking for interested school.


Lego WeDo Case Study

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-08-26 10:11:21 +0100

Seymour Park Community Primary School share their amazing Lego WeDo projects.


Join us for a Summer of Computing Fun and Exploration

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-04-07 15:34:22 +0100

A round up of some of the events organised by CAS North West Manchester for Summer 2016.


#CASgirls Event

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-03-29 13:48:47 +0100

March 16th 2016 - An event encouraging girls to engage with Computer Science.


Explore Computer Science Day

Published by CAS North West - Manchester at 2016-03-07 13:35:05 +0000

On 23rd February we held an 'Explore Computer Science' day for Year 9 pupils. The day was filled with workshops that allowed Year 9 pupils to have hands on experience with a number of areas of Computer...


North West Computing Teachers Get Creative at Edge Hill University

Published by Carl Simmons at 2015-12-07 20:26:28 +0000

Find out about the first of 3 free computing subject network events held at Edge Hill University

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