The focus of the Software in Education pillar is on preparing and training future software practitioners. We achieve this through our programmes outlined here:

  • Scratch Programme
  • Junior Cycle Short Course
  • Computer Science at Leaving Certificate
  • Computing Camps
  • Women in STEM2

Scratch Programme



Junior Cycle Short Course/TY

Computer Science at Leaving Certificate

A new Computer Science Leaving Certificate subject was introduced in September 2018 for a selected group of 40 schools. As part of this ‘Phase 1’ roll-out, teachers from the participating schools embarked on a Professional Development (PD) programme which commenced in the Spring of 2018. The programme, provided by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), aimed to support the teachers’ professional development throughout the introduction of the subject into schools. Lero was successful in applying for SFI Discover Funding in 2018 to track the development of the teachers’ progress during the first two years of the subject roll-out.

Computing Camps

  • Lero is running CodePlus computing camps for female transition year students in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and University of Galway. If you are interested in the Limerick/Munster Codeplus camps, please email
  • Lero was awarded a GoogleRISE Award in 2015 and ran summer computing camps for girls during the summer of 2015. Watch the 2015 Video  Publication Publication
  • Lero has been involved in the UL Cybercamp since 2009. During the summer months we invite second-level students on campus to give them a computing experience.