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Computing courses for teachers

Discover our range of professional development courses, designed to help you teach computing. Courses cover key stages 1 to 4 and cater for all levels of knowledge, with bursaries available for schools and colleges to help you participate.

Choose how and when you want to learn, through face-to-face, online, or live remote training.

Select individual courses, or make your learning go further, by enrolling on our national certification programmes in primary computing, GCSE computer science subject knowledge or secondary computing.

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Advanced GCSE Computer Science - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021CP251

This Easter, use the 'advanced teaching of GCSE computer science' pathway to upskill with the advanced topics of GCSE computer science.

  • Remote delivered CPD 16 April 10:00—17 April 2021

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Reading 20 April 10:30—20 April 2021
  • Reading 10 May 10:30—10 May 2021

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

An 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 2 March 16:00—11 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 March 16:30—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 14:30—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 16:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 14:30—2 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 16:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 14:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 09:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 April 16:00—16 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 June 09:30—17 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 June 16:00—9 August 2021

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing 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

  • 4 May—22 June 2021

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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.

  • Reading 27 April 10:30—27 April 2021
  • Reading 15 June 10:30—15 June 2021
  • Malmesbury 5 July 09:00—5 July 2021

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

An 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 2 March 15:30—8 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 09:30—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 March 16:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 14:00—15 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 00:00—10 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 March 09:30—12 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 09:00—16 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 March 14:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:30—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 17:00—30 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 23 March 09:30—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 09:00—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 April 18:00—6 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 April 15:00—26 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 April 17:00—28 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 June 17:00—5 July 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 09:30—15 July 2021

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

An introduction to teaching robotics using VEXcode VRCP301

Learn how to program and control a virtual robot using free software from VEX.

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Practical work Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Assessment of primary computingCP007

Develop your confidence and knowledge in assessing computing across the primary age range.

  • Milton Keynes 15 July 09:30—15 July 2021

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Leadership Primary

Computer processors and instruction sets - 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.

  • York 14 April 09:15—14 April 2021
  • Gloucester 21 May 09:00—21 May 2021
  • Gloucester 30 June 09:00—30 June 2021

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer processors and instruction sets - 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 8 March 17:00—12 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 09:30—15 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 17 March 00:00—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 17:00—20 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 16:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 16:00—7 April 2021
  • 3 May 15:00—11 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 June 10:00—24 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 July 09:30—1 July 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 July 17:00—15 July 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 August 09:30—9 August 2021

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Computer systems Computing 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.

  • Gloucester 12 May 09:00—12 May 2021
  • Gloucester 14 June 09:00—14 June 2021

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer systems: input, output and storage - remoteCP421

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

  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 09:30—9 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 14:00—12 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:30—19 March 2021

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Computer systems Data & information Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computing as a second subject for non-specialist teachersCP308

Learn about the benefits of being able to teach computing as a second subject, including ways in which the National Centre for Computing Education can support you on this journey.

  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 16:30—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 16:00—23 March 2021

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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 March—26 April 2021
  • Online Course 1 March—15 March 2021

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

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

  • Reading 12 May 10:00—20 May 2021

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Leadership Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 3 Secondary

Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

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

  • Online Course 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Enriching secondary computing with STEM Ambassadors in your regionCP446

Bring computing careers into the classroom with STEM Ambassadors - volunteers from the world of work.

  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 15:30—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 16:00—10 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 16:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 16:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 March 16:30—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 April 16:00—27 April 2021

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Impact of technology Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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 2 March 16:00—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 March 09:00—4 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 March 09:30—5 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 09:30—8 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 17:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 16:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 17:00—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 March 09:00—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 June 09:30—22 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 July 17:00—15 July 2021

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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 Primary Secondary

Get Started Teaching Computing in Primary Schools: Preparing to teach 5 - 11 year oldsCO040

Improve your subject knowledge and develop inclusive lessons to teach computing to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old).

  • Online Course 15 February—26 April 2021

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

Higher attainment in GCSE computer science - meeting the challenge of exams - face to faceCP239

Explore how to improve attainment in GCSE Computer Science, look at how students should tackle exam questions and use key resources such as moderator reports, how retrieval and interleaving can be used and mapping progression from KS3 to KS4.

  • Didcot 21 April 09:30—21 April 2021
  • York 22 April 09:15—22 April 2021
  • Reading 30 April 10:30—30 April 2021
  • Reading 7 May 10:30—7 May 2021
  • Reading 29 May 10:30—29 May 2021

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Leadership Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Higher attainment in GCSE computer science - meeting the challenges of the exams - remoteCP439

Explore how to improve attainment in GCSE Computer Science, look at how students should tackle exam questions and use key resources such as moderator reports, how retrieval and interleaving can be used and mapping progression from KS3 to KS4.

  • Remote delivered CPD 4 March 09:30—4 March 2021
  • 4 March 17:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 March 17:00—5 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 March 12:30—5 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 09:30—8 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 14:00—12 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 16:00—23 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 09:00—11 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 14:00—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 16:00—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 09:00—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 09:30—23 March 2021
  • 31 March 09:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 April 09:30—6 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 April 09:30—22 April 2021

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Algorithms Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

How Computers Work: Demystifying ComputationCO206

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

  • Online Course 4 January—15 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—14 June 2021

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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 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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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

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Primary Secondary

Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - face to faceCP229

Learn how to use programming techniques using VEX, Crumble or Micro:bits. Create simple block-based computer programs, discover how to create algorithms and how computers use data.

  • York 22 March 09:00—23 March 2021
  • Reading 9 June 10:00—10 June 2021

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

Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remoteCP429

Learn how to use programming techniques using VEX, Crumble or Micro:bits. Create simple block-based computer programs, discover how to create algorithms and how computers use data.

  • Remote delivered CPD 26 April 10:00—30 April 2021

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Practical work Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Design and technology Key stage 3 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 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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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 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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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 March—26 April 2021

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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.

  • Swindon 13 May 09:00—13 May 2021
  • High Wycombe 14 May 10:30—14 May 2021
  • Dereham 25 May 09:30—25 May 2021

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

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 2 March 09:30—2 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 09:00—8 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 16:30—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 14:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 15:45—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 09:30—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 14:20—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 March 00:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 March 14:00—1 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 14:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 09:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 10:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 09:30—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 April 09:00—16 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 April 14:20—30 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 June 12:30—22 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 June 12:30—23 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 June 17:00—21 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 June 16:00—13 July 2021

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

Introduction to Web DevelopmentCO221

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

  • Online Course 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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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 3 March 15:45—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 15:45—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 14:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 March 09:30—12 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 14:00—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 16:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 09:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 13:30—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 31 March 10:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 April 16:30—13 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 May 17:00—13 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 June 16:30—1 July 2021

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

KS3 computing (module 1): Creative curriculum design principlesCP247

Start to design a computing curriculum that supports deep learning by all students throughout KS3.

  • Reading 23 April 10:00—23 April 2021
  • Milton Keynes 29 April 09:30—29 April 2021
  • Reading 29 June 10:30—29 June 2021

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary

KS3 computing (module 2): Creative curriculum content, sequencing and pedagogyCP248

Develop a knowledge-based curriculum for excellent in KS3, supported by the most effective teaching approaches.

  • Milton Keynes 13 May 09:30—13 May 2021
  • Reading 6 July 10:30—6 July 2021

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary

KS3 computing (module 3): Creative curriculum enrichment and inclusionCP249

Put computational thinking at the heart of an inclusive and equitable curriculum, and broaden the appeal of computing.

  • Milton Keynes 24 June 09:30—24 June 2021
  • Reading 3 July 15:45—13 July 2021

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary

KS3 computing for the non-specialist teacher - face to faceCP215

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.

  • Reading 30 April 10:30—30 April 2021
  • 11 May 10:30—11 May 2021

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming 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

  • Gloucester 2 July 09:00—2 July 2021
  • Reading 8 July 10:00—8 July 2021

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

Leading primary computing - face to faceCP008

Essential knowledge for primary computing subject leaders, helping you get the most from every teacher and every child.

  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 09:30—14 April 2021
  • Reading 10 June 10:00—16 June 2021

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Leadership Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

Leading primary computing - remoteCP456

Lead computing in your school with confidence, making the most of the resources and teaching staff available.

  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 12:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 09:30—14 April 2021

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Leadership Primary

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 March—3 May 2021

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Computer networks Programming CS Accelerator

New subject leaders of secondary computing - face to faceCP211

For new subject leaders of computing, or those looking to progress their career through curriculum leadership.

  • Portsmouth 26 May 10:00—27 May 2021

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

New subject leaders of secondary computing (remote)CP411

Develop the leadership skills and management practices to confidently coordinate an effective computing department.

  • Remote delivered CPD 5 March 09:00—12 March 2021

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Leadership Secondary

New to computing - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021CP250

This Easter, use the 'new to computing' pathway to upskill and develop confidence in teaching up to and including GCSE computer science.

  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 09:00—6 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 April 09:00—20 April 2021

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

New to computing pathway for Business teachersCP470

For Business teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

New to computing pathway for PE teachersCP471

For PE teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 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 4 January—15 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—14 June 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Outstanding primary computing for all - face to faceCP005

Computing is for every child, and the school curriculum must allow for all children to succeed. Computing subject leaders can make inclusive, effective curriculum implementation happen, leading to success for all.

  • Reading 9 June 10:00—9 June 2021

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Leadership Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

Primary programming and algorithms - face to faceCP003

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

  • Basildon 17 March 09:30—17 March 2021
  • Saffron Walden 18 March 15:30—15 April 2021
  • Malmesbury 10 June 09:00—10 June 2021
  • Dereham 15 June 09:30—15 June 2021
  • Sandhurst 29 June 09:00—29 June 2021
  • Melksham 7 July 09:00—7 July 2021

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

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 2 March 14:00—5 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 00:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 13 March 10:00—13 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 09:00—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 16:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 00:00—19 April 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 25 March 00:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 09:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 March 09:00—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 09:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 09:30—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 13:30—27 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 April 14:00—27 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 May 00:00—6 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 May 17:00—20 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 June 14:00—23 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 June 09:00—25 June 2021

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

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 1 February—12 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—29 June 2021

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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 March—10 May 2021

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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 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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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 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—29 June 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

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 March—3 May 2021
  • Online Course 1 March—22 March 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

Programming with GUIsCO217

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

  • Online Course 1 February—12 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—15 June 2021

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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 2 March 09:00—2 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 March 09:00—2 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 March 10:00—5 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 18:30—12 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 14:00—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 16:00—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 16:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 16 March 16:00—22 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 17 March 09:30—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 18:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 March 09:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 14:00—20 April 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 24 March 16:00—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 09:30—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 March 09:00—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 April 09:30—8 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 June 09:30—8 June 2021

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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.

  • Grays 24 March 09:30—24 March 2021
  • Gloucester 22 June 09:00—22 June 2021
  • Gloucester 22 July 09:00—22 July 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: advanced subject knowledge, implementation and testing - face to faceCP243

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring advanced programming techniques then implementing and testing these in a working solution.

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: advanced subject knowledge, implementation and testing - remoteCP463

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring advanced programming techniques then implementing and testing these in a working solution.

  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 09:00—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 March 15:30—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 14:00—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 April 14:30—22 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 June 14:30—29 June 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: analysis, design and evaluation - face to faceCP244

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring the analysis, design and evaluation stages of the software development life cycle.

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: analysis, design and evaluation - remoteCP464

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring the analysis, design and evaluation stages of the software development life cycle.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 00:00—17 March 2021
  • 15 March 10:00—15 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 14:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 09:30—23 March 2021

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Algorithms Programming Computing 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 3 March 15:45—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 16:00—16 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 10 March 16:00—15 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 16:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 16:00—23 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 March 09:30—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 09:30—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 17:30—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 13:00—30 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 14:00—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 April 09:30—9 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 May 14:30—11 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 May 09:30—21 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 July 10:00—19 July 2021

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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

  • Gloucester 8 June 09:00—8 June 2021
  • Swindon 19 July 09:00—19 July 2021

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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 2 March 09:30—2 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 09:30—9 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 13:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 19:00—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 09:30—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 31 March 16:00—1 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 June 17:00—14 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 July 09:30—30 July 2021

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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 March—3 May 2021

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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 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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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 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—29 June 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Secondary

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.

  • Swindon 26 May 09:00—26 May 2021
  • Malmesbury 28 June 09:00—28 June 2021

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 4 March 09:30—4 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 16:00—15 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 16:00—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 14:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 14:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 13:30—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 17:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 March 00:00—27 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 April 09:30—7 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 13 May 10:00—13 May 2021

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teach Computing in Schools: Creating a Curriculum for Ages 11 to 16CO230

Create an inspiring and engaging computing curriculum for secondary school students, using freely available resources.

  • Online Course 1 March—2 May 2021

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - face to faceCP001

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

  • Gloucester 25 May 09:00—8 June 2021
  • High Wycombe 28 May 10:30—4 June 2021

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

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 2 March 13:00—16 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 March 12:30—5 March 2021
  • 9 March 14:00—16 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 March 14:00—23 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 09:30—15 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 15 March 15:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 16:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 09:30—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 March 14:00—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 April 09:00—1 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 April 09:00—6 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 April 16:00—4 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 May 13:00—20 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 May 10:00—20 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 June 16:00—22 June 2021

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

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 3 March 09:30—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 09:00—8 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 14:00—16 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 09:00—10 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 March 09:00—12 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 16:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 18 March 11:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:00—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 14:00—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 00:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 09:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 March 13:00—23 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 09:30—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 31 March 09:30—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 April 09:00—7 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 April 09:00—8 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 April 14:00—26 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 May 16:00—25 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 June 10:00—10 June 2021

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

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.

  • Ilford 27 April 13:30—29 June 2021
  • Ilford 29 April 13:30—1 July 2021
  • Trowbridge 30 April 09:00—4 May 2021
  • Lancashire 18 June 09:00—2 July 2021
  • Gloucester 29 June 09:00—5 July 2021

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

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 5 March 09:00—5 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 March 09:10—5 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 March 14:00—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 14:00—17 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 14:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 09:00—15 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 09:30—16 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 22 March 15:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 00:00—1 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 April 09:00—8 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 April 16:00—12 May 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 22 April 11:00—13 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 April 13:30—6 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 May 09:00—18 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 May 17:00—7 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 June 00:00—8 July 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 June 00:00—17 June 2021

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

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 4 March 14:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 14:00—16 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 09:30—10 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 13:00—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 15:30—23 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 16:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 09:00—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 09:30—23 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 09:30—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 16:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 31 March 14:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 April 09:00—9 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 April 00:00—22 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 April 17:00—4 May 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 20 May 11:00—27 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 June 16:00—15 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 June 09:30—9 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 June 00:00—24 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 July 16:00—19 July 2021

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

Teaching GCSE computer science: improving student engagement - face to faceCP240

Improve student engagement in your GCSE computer science lessons by developing your classroom pedagogy.

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Impact of technology Key stage 4 Secondary

Teaching GCSE computer science: improving student engagement - remoteCP447

Improve student engagement in your GCSE computer science lessons by developing your classroom pedagogy.

  • Remote delivered CPD 2 March 18:00—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 09:00—15 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 March 15:30—2 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 March 09:30—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 May 09:30—4 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 May 15:00—19 May 2021

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Impact of technology Key stage 4 Secondary

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 March—10 May 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

Teaching Programming in Primary SchoolsCO010

Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch

  • Online Course 4 January—15 March 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

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 8 March 09:30—8 March 2021
  • Remote Delivered CPD 9 March 14:30—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 16:30—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 14:30—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 March 16:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 14:00—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 09:30—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 09:30—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 April 19:00—4 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 April 09:30—26 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 June 09:30—8 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 16:00—27 July 2021

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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.

  • Swindon 21 April 09:00—21 April 2021
  • Gloucester 16 June 09:00—16 June 2021

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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 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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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 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator