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 March 27

  • Mar 30 from 3:45PM to 5:00PM
  • Trafford secondary Hub Meeting (New Exam specification GCSE and A-level)

    Manchester, M41 5UG
    This session will focus on sharing / Building resources and creating a working group within Trafford to better support all schools with the new GCSE qualification in Computer Science. As well as looking how to use KS3 to get pupils ready for the GCSE’s in

  • Mar 30 from 4:15PM to 5:45PM
  • CAS Merseyside Hub Meeting

    Liverpool, L20 7EW
    Alan O'Donohoe from Exa foundation will be appearing for one night only to deliver "preparing students for NEA and computational thinking problems"

Week of April 3

  • Apr 7 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Preparing to Teach GCSE Computer Science 9 – 1

    Liverpool, L11 9DQ
    With the change in the assessment for GCSE Computing, our training will bring the skills and confidence needed to teach the new specifications in a fun and engaging way. This course is ideally suited for teachers who have been teaching GCSE Computing or f

Week of April 17


Week of April 24

  • Apr 24 from 3:30PM to 6:00PM
  • Introduction to Python Programming – Part 2

    Manchester, M40 8NT
    This is second phase of the CPD session and it will teach the key concept of programming introducing teacher to Python programming languages. The Part 1 looked at teaching key concept of programming using Python such as Input, Output, Variable, and Data

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


A great case study using CodeBugs at Hudson Primary School

Published by at 2017-03-01 11:57:08 +0000

Codebugs enabled us to provide a real experience of coding and programming resulting in a physical experience


From unplugged to plugged & beyond

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2017-03-01 11:26:11 +0000

A free computing CPD opportunity presented by CASBarefoot, CodeClub and CAS Manchester


Presenting Teach Meet Manchester

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2017-02-24 11:33:54 +0000

The University of Manchester School of Computer Science, CAS Manchester and Exa Foundation present: TeachMeet Manchester - #tmmanchester


Equipment Showcase

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2017-02-24 11:28:44 +0000

A showcase of a selection equipment that could be used when teaching Computer Science across the key stages


New Master Teachers

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2017-02-15 10:29:59 +0000

A warm welcome to our newest Master Teachers


Computer Science for schools in MALAWI

Published by Carol Murray at 2017-02-09 11:37:55 +0000

CAS and The University of Manchester extends its support for schools’ computing in the UK to schools in sub-Saharan Africa.


Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation

Published by Carol Murray at 2017-02-09 11:11:38 +0000

CAS winners of the award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation'


Cross Curricular Scratch

Published by Carol Murray at 2017-02-09 10:11:19 +0000

An evening hosted by Statham Community Primary School looking at cross-curricular programming in primary schools.


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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