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Computer Science at Second Level

Computer science is the study of computers and algorithmic processes. Leaving Certificate Computer Science includes how programming and computational thinking can be applied to the solution of problems, and how computing technology impacts the world around us.

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Support Material for Teaching and Learning

These materials aim to support teachers and students in achieving the learning outcomes of Computer Science. The ideas and resources provided here are neither prescriptive nor exhaustive. Teachers and students will discover many other ways of reaching the learning outcomes.

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Information sheet on Computer Science in the Leaving Cert ...

Resources for Computer Science is a portal site created by and for teachers and students in Ireland and is part of the Scoilnet portal. The development of the site is a result of collaboration between Scoilnet, The Department of Education (Inspectorate) and PDST Computer Science.

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CSinc Professional Development

To compliment the CSinc outreach camps, the team also deliver Professional Development (PD), to help teachers to build confidence and to continue to build upon and deliver computer science subjects (formal and informal) within their schools.

Outreach Camps

CSinc developed the camps to be mobile to travel to the schools all over Ireland. This way your school do not need a functioning computer room , just a regular room where we can run the camps using our laptops and equipment.

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Computing at Schools

Part of our services is the delivery of courses to secondary level students. These bespoke courses greatly enhance problem-solving, interpersonal and self-directional skills helping students succeed in their future careers.  They also aim to increase awareness and encourage interest in the field of Computer Science and Business. These courses are mainly targeted at Transition Year students and aim to give the students an overview of the subject area to enhance their awareness and therefore aid their college course selection. We have developed 11 courses which are as follows, as each of these courses is bespoke they can be tailored to your school’s requirements with respect to length and course depth.

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Code Club

Here you’ll find step-by-step instructions for our coding projects, which will teach you how to create games, animations and more with code.

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At Code Club, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. We believe in learning through making, and our coding projects offer young people plenty of opportunities to be creative and to share their creations with each other.

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To give you more information, tips, and ideas before you start volunteering, we’ve created a free online course for you called Prepare to Run a Code Club.

The course is:

  • Free
  • Flexible – learn whenever you like, on any computer connected to the internet
  • Social – chat with other learners and share ideas

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We run free in person training and host community events to help you get started with Code Club.


Every child is born full of creativity. Nurturing it is one of the most important things educators do. Creativity makes your students better communicators and problem solvers. It prepares them to thrive in today’s world — and to shape tomorrow’s. For 40 years, Apple has helped teachers unleash the creative potential in every student. And today, we do that in more ways than ever. Not only with powerful products, but also with tools, inspiration and curricula to help you create magical learning experiences.

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An Introduction to Python for Educators

Explore the basics of Python. Guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll learn to code your first program. Supported by Google.

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Higher Diploma in Software Development

This two year part-time intensive course has been designed to augment the skills of non-computing graduates through learning key modern software development techniques and skills. This course is suitable for those who believe they have a passion to build software that solves problems by using logic and creativity in team environments. You will learn fundamental transferable skills through the use of contemporary languages, tool-chains and methodologies that can be directly applied in industry.

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InvenT  Computer Science Camp

InvenT is a project based computer science camp for teenagers in Trinity College Dublin. The week long experience is facilitated by Trinity Walton Club in partnership with Bridge 21. InvenT camps run Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm. On the camp teens will explore and experience Computer Science and Information Technology. Amid daily challenges, CS sessions, and design workshops, there will be time for building friendships with like mind and connecting with experts.

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HDip in Computer Science

ONLINE programme

The ONLINE Higher Diploma in Science in Computer Science is a 24-month ICT Conversion Course designed to allow honours graduates from non-computing disciplines to acquire the industry-relevant ICT and software development skills, expertise and practical experience required to become suitable candidates for employment in the ICT domain in general and in software development in particular.

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Computing Workshops For Teachers

Bridge21 are proud to offer several innovative computing workshops for teachers and educators. These workshops were established as part of a Google funded initiative.

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