Software Development

Introducing TICE Software Development. Here you can find out more about our national award-winning TICE programme and also Software Development Taster Workshops. || TICE Software explores avenues of gaming, VR, AI, programming, coding, web development, mobile and security.


Join secondary schools around the North East region that participate in the annual TICE programme. The programme consists of all elements - Insight, Explore and Create Stages with a celebratory 'TICE Final Show' at the end of the academic year.

Taster Software Development Workshops

If your school cannot participate in the TICE programme (Insight, ExploreCreate Stages & TICE Final Show) for whatever reason or your school would like to sample another area alongside the programme then please view the Software Development Taster Workshops below.

1. Insight into Software

This one-day workshop takes place in school and is an introduction to the software development industry. This involves the scope of the creative sector, career progression and fundamental creative business knowledge.

2. Explore Software

Explore workshops run over a period of two days. This involves taking students out of school and immersing them into the software development industry. Students have the chance to participate in ‘behind the scenes’ tours, speak with creative entrepreneurs and business professionals. We look into further and higher educational courses and look at key skills the software industry is looking for.

3. Create in Software

'Create in Software' are 3 day workshops whereby schools can select project of their choice. Students will gain further insight into a specific area of software. Each project will involve guest speakers, tours, skills development and a completed piece of individual or group work.

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