About the NCCE Computing Mark
Schools that are able to show good practice in their computing curriculum and procedures can apply for the NCCE’s Computing Mark, which is awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
The first step towards gaining the mark involves an online application to your local NCCE Computing Hub. Your hub will be notified automatically when you reach the required standard (level 4) across all the dimensions in the framework. Following the application, the Computing Hub will check your school’s review to ensure that the school/academy appears (in its responses) to have met the standard. Where there is insufficient evidence to award the mark, the Computing Hub will notify the school.
If there is evidence that the school has met the required standard, the Computing Hub will notify BCS, where applications are reviewed to ensure national consistency. BCS then makes the award as appropriate, notifying the Computing Hub. Successful schools receive an individually printed certificate and the right to use the NCCE Computing Mark logo on their web site and headed paper etc..
If the school is unsuccessful, the Computing Hub will inform them about any gaps that may need addressing.
The NCCE Computing Mark is active for three years, at which time the school will need to be re-assessed if it wishes to maintain the award.