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We have adapted our programmes to enable you to participate from home:

Courses

We offer professional development courses to support the teaching of computing from Key Stages 1-4.

Remote courses

To fully support teachers, we have adapted our face-to-face courses to be delivered remotely across a series of short sessions.

Online courses

Take part in any of our free online courses and learn at your own pace.

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An introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science - face to faceCP228

Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in the text based language Python.

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

An Introduction to Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

Build your knowledge and understanding of computer networks as a computer science teacher

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science - face to faceCP238

Learn about the different components of computer hardware, including devices not instantly recognisable as computers.

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer processors - face to faceCP231

Explore the core of a modern computer. Learn how the instructions that humans write in computer programs are translated into machine code that the computer can process.

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer processors - remoteCP431

Explore the core of a modern computer. Learn how the instructions that humans write in computer programs are translated into machine code that the computer can process.

  • Remote delivered CPD 21 July 10:00—3 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 November 16:00—7 December 2020

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer science essentials summer schoolCP246

Get ready to teach computer science at GCSE level. After an introduction to all aspects of the GCSE specification including networks, computer systems, data and cyber-security, you'll then take a deep dive into Python programming.

  • York 25 August 09:00—28 August 2020

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer systems: input, output and storage - face to faceCP221

Take your first steps to opening up the computer, exploring the main components, their role and how they work together in computer systems.

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in ComputingCO700

Explore ways to make your computing lessons more inclusive for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Online Course 1 June—27 July 2020

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Cross curricular Leadership Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Creative computing for key stage 3 - face to faceCP206

This course will provide you with the theory, background and practical application to design and build a curriculum leading to increased engagement and student success

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Leadership Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 3

Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

Discover embedded system design and work your way through the product design lifecycle.

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Fundamentals of computer networks - face to faceCP222

Learn how computers of all shapes and sizes are connected physically, or wireless, and how this arrangement affects how data is shared

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Fundamentals of computer networks - remoteCP422

Learn how computers of all shapes and sizes are connected physically, or wirelessly, and how this arrangement affects how data is shared.

  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 11:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 15:30—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 09:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 10:00—29 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 13:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 13:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 August 09:30—19 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 September 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 18:30—22 October 2020

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - face to faceCP205

This course helps teachers of GCSE to develop their classroom practice and deliver outstanding teaching of GCSE computer science

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Cross curricular Impact of technology Programming Computing Key stage 4

How Computers Work: Demystifying ComputationCO206

Explore the fundamentals of computing - computer architecture, binary logic, data processing, circuits, and more.

  • Online Course 6 July—14 September 2020

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Computing Mathematics Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Impact of Technology: How To Lead Classroom DiscussionsCO215

You will explore the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental concerns surrounding computer science

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Improving Computing Classroom Practice Through Action ResearchCO030

Apply action research to your teaching and become a more reflective practitioner

  • Online Course 29 June—23 August 2020

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science - remoteCP428

Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in the text based language Python.

  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 10:00—27 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 15:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 July 09:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 July 10:00—12 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 09:00—14 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 August 09:00—12 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 September 16:00—25 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 October 16:00—13 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 November 16:00—1 December 2020

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science - remoteCP438

Learn about the different components of computer hardware, including devices not instantly recognisable as computers.

  • Remote delivered CPD 16 July 14:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 09:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 July 14:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 11:00—14 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 August 10:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 August 09:30—26 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 September 16:00—23 September 2020

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to Cybersecurity for TeachersCO216

Teachers will be introduced to the core ideas of cybersecurity that should be taught in the classroom

  • Online Course 6 July—7 September 2020

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Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Safety & Security Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to databases and SQLCO225

On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation you’ll learn what databases are and why we use them, exploring how to use SQL to search and manipulate the data.

  • Online Course 6 July—7 September 2020

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Data & information Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to Encryption and CryptographyCO220

Discover the history of encryption and learn how it's used in the modern world

  • Online Course 1 June—3 August 2020

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Computer networks Data & information Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to primary computing - face to faceCP004

Computing in primary schools is a practical, creative and knowledge-rich subject. This course provides teachers with the knowledge and confidence to get started on the journey to outstanding computing in your school, whether you’re a subject coordinator or another interested teacher.

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Introduction to primary computing - remoteCP454

For primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This CPD covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 11:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 11:00—20 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 13:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 11:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 15:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 September 16:00—17 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 September 15:30—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 September 10:00—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 October 10:00—5 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 November 15:30—3 December 2020

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Introduction to Web DevelopmentCO221

Discover web development and learn to build your own interactive websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Online Course 6 July—7 September 2020

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Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Key stage 3 computing for the non specialist teacher - remoteCP445

For Key Stage 3 computing teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers the key subject knowledge topics required to teach the computing Key Stage 3 programme of study.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 15:00—27 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 09:00—20 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 15:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 15:00—10 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 August 09:00—3 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 September 16:00—8 October 2020

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 3

KS4 computing for all - face to faceCP207

This action-oriented professional development course explores the options available to computing teachers in different school contexts

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4

NCCE facilitator development programme (stage one) - Invitation OnlyCP725

Become an accredited Associate Facilitator of our National Centre of Computing Education CPD.

  • Gateshead 17 September 09:30—9 October 2020

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Train the trainer Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4

NCCE Train the TrainerCP705

Successfully plan and deliver courses to other course facilitators

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Train the trainer Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Networking with Python: Socket Programming for CommunicationCO223

You’ll explore the principles that industry professionals use when programming for networks, and learn how sockets are used to abstract the complexities of the internet.

  • Online Course 1 June—3 August 2020

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Computer networks Programming CS Accelerator

Object-oriented Programming in Python: Create Your Own Adventure GameCO210

Learn object-oriented programming principles by creating your own text-based adventure game in Python.

  • Online Course 20 July—28 September 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Primary programming and algorithms - face to faceCP003

Discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking.

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Primary programming and algorithms - remoteCP455

Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 10:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 13:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 13:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 15:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 September 00:00—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 September 00:00—30 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 00:00—2 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 16:00—1 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 November 00:00—18 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 November 16:00—19 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 November 00:00—26 November 2020

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for EducatorsCO207

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

  • Online Course 3 August—11 October 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Programming 102: Think like a Computer ScientistCO208

Take your Python skills further. Guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll explore algorithms and list structures.

  • Online Course 1 June—3 August 2020

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Programming 103: Saving and Structuring DataCO219

Learn how to save and structure data in external files, and import files back into your Python programs. Supported by Google.

  • Online Course 6 July—7 September 2020

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Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing TeachingCO020

Investigate a range of pedagogical approaches for teaching programming to primary pupils

  • Online Course 3 August—11 October 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Programming Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: Inspiring Computing TeachingCO222

Examine a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for teaching computing in Key Stage 3

  • Online Course 1 June—3 August 2020

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Programming with GUIsCO217

Discover how to build your own Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Python and guizero.

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020

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Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration - remoteCP423

Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks.

  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 11:00—6 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 13:00—10 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 August 10:00—25 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 September 16:00—21 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 September 16:00—5 October 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration - face to faceCP223

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: working with data - face to faceCP233

In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs.

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: working with data - remoteCP433

In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs.

  • Remote delivered CPD 14 July 11:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 July 14:00—1 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 July 11:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 14:00—15 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 15:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 August 09:00—10 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 August 17:30—12 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 November 16:00—20 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 November 16:00—24 November 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - face to faceCP220

Improve your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - remoteCP420

Improve your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking.

  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 10:00—22 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 13:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 15:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 10:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 14:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 10:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 September 18:30—21 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 November 16:00—23 November 2020

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to LifeCO209

Learn how data is represented through media; audio, visual and text.

  • Online Course 1 June—3 August 2020

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Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Robotics With Raspberry Pi: Build and Program Your First Robot BuggyCO224

Examine the wider context of modern robotics and build a robot buggy controlled by a Raspberry Pi

  • Online Course 6 July—7 September 2020

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Programming CS Accelerator

Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based ProgrammingCO211

Learn how to apply the thinking and programming skills you've learnt in Scratch

  • Online Course 31 August—8 November 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 3

An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in GCSE computer science this course will teach you how algorithms manipulate data to achieve desired aims.

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Summer school for early-career secondary computing teachers - face to faceCP245

An intensive subject knowledge enhancement summer school for early career teachers of GCSE computer Science, leading to recognised certification. Suitable for specialists, and teachers wishing to add computing as a second specialism.

  • York 10 August 09:00—13 August 2020

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - face to faceCP001

Develop your confidence to teach the whole key stage 1 computing curriculum successfully.

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Leadership Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - module 1 - remoteCP450

This course is designed to give you confidence in teaching the key stage 1 computing curriculum, including foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world.

  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 09:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 14:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 September 16:00—22 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 16:00—30 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 October 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 October 16:00—22 October 2020

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Leadership Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 1

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - module 2 - remoteCP451

The second module of this course covers digital literacy and information technology, covering the whole computing curriculum. Find out how to use software creatively, safely and responsibly for inspiring projects, and plan a rigorous and inclusive curriculum .

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 09:00—21 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 15:00—21 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 14:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 09:00—10 August 2020
  • 5 August 14:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 16:00—13 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 November 16:00—11 November 2020

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Leadership Computer networks Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - face to faceCP002

Broaden your understanding of computer systems, networks and the internet to teach key stage 2 computing.

  • Greenhithe 16 November 09:30—30 November 2020

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Cross curricular Leadership Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 2

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 1 - remoteCP452

This course aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 10:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 14:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 September 16:00—2 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 September 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 October 00:00—15 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 October 00:00—12 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 November 16:00—2 December 2020

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Leadership Computer networks Computer systems Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 2

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 2 - remoteCP453

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 10:00—23 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 11:00—23 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 14:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 10:00—13 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 14:00—13 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 October 16:00—22 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 October 00:00—15 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 November 00:00—12 November 2020

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Cross curricular Leadership Data & information Impact of technology Computing Key stage 2

Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and PythonCO205

Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python

  • Online Course 1 June—10 August 2020

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching Programming in Primary SchoolsCO010

Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch

  • Online Course 6 July—14 September 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

The internet and cyber security - remoteCP432

Build on knowledge of local computer networks to cover the globally connected systems forming the internet.

  • Remote delivered CPD 14 July 09:30—16 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 13:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 July 09:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 11:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 13:00—11 August 2020
  • 30 July 09:00—12 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 October 16:00—21 October 2020

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Computer networks Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

The internet and cyber-security - face to faceCP232

Build on knowledge of local computer networks to cover the globally connected systems forming the internet.

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Computer networks Safety & Security Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Understanding Computer SystemsCO212

Understand how the components of a computer system interact with each other on this online course for computing teachers.

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Understanding Maths and Logic in Computer ScienceCO213

Improve your understanding and ability to teach maths and logic in computing while building elements of an escape room.

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator