Skip to main content

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing

CP002 Face to face course

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

Key stage 2
Face to face course 2 days

  • Bromborough 24 February—20 March 2020
  • Sutton Coldfield 25 February—18 March 2020
  • London 26 February—12 March 2020
  • Telford 28 February—20 March 2020
  • Northolt 2 March—9 March 2020
  • Cambridge 2 March—8 June 2020
  • Barnsley 4 March—25 March 2020
  • Exeter 4 March—6 May 2020
  • Barnstaple 6 March—16 April 2020
  • Malvern 6 March—27 March 2020
  • Carlisle 9 March—23 March 2020
  • Dartford 9 March—23 March 2020
  • Newbury 10 March—20 April 2020
  • Ilford 10 March—24 March 2020
  • York 11 March—2 April 2020
  • Sheffield 13 March—20 April 2020
  • Southampton 16 March—23 March 2020
  • Cambridge 23 March—18 May 2020
  • London 24 March—21 April 2020
  • Ipswich 24 March—24 June 2020
  • Warrington 27 March—23 April 2020
  • London 27 March—24 April 2020
  • Bradford 1 April—20 May 2020
  • Birmingham 2 April—7 May 2020
  • Braintree 2 April—30 April 2020
  • Hatfield 7 April—8 April 2020
  • Haslemere 21 April—5 May 2020
  • Leicester 23 April—7 May 2020
  • New Milton 24 April—1 May 2020
  • Northampton 27 April—6 July 2020
  • Cleethorpes 29 April—20 May 2020
  • Bungay 30 April—20 May 2020
  • Shefford 1 May—20 May 2020
  • Darlington 18 May—15 June 2020
  • Macclesfield 19 May—8 June 2020
  • Stafford 19 May—9 June 2020
  • Ormskirk 20 May—3 June 2020
  • Gillingham 20 May—8 June 2020
  • Gloucester 1 June—22 June 2020
  • Saffron Walden 1 June—15 June 2020
  • Wednesbury 2 June—29 June 2020
  • Bristol 3 June—15 June 2020
  • Harrogate 3 June—17 June 2020
  • Liverpool 8 June—22 June 2020
  • Langley 8 June—23 June 2020
  • Bradford 9 June—9 July 2020
  • Maidstone 12 June—26 June 2020
  • St Albans 15 June—29 June 2020
  • York 16 June—8 July 2020
  • Warrington 16 June—6 July 2020
  • Gloucester 17 June—6 July 2020
  • Basildon 17 June—1 July 2020
  • Marlborough 22 June—6 July 2020
  • London 22 June—6 July 2020
  • Dereham 22 June—29 June 2020
  • Colchester 24 June—8 July 2020
  • Ormskirk 29 June—13 July 2020
  • High Wycombe 2 July—9 July 2020

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This two-day professional development complements ourone-day programming and algorithms event. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

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. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.

You will be able to help children:

  • understand how computers work including details of their component parts, and the added capabilities achieved when computers are connected through a network
  • understand the nature of binary data as used by computers to represent data in many forms
  • learn about tools and applications that utilise the internet, including email and the World-Wide Web, and use them safely and effectively
  • create and manage projects where they collect, analyse and share data
  • create and modify digital content such as images, video and sound in multimedia projects
  • consider their own use of technology, the benefits and risks that it brings, and know its importance in the world and their learning by developing your own subject knowledge, pedagogy and practice

This course is part of the Teach primary computing certificate.

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

Find out more

Book this course

You need to be logged in to start the course.

Book this course

Not got a STEM Learning account?
Create an account

Also part of Teach primary computing:

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

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

Free online course

Primary programming and algorithms

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

Face to face course

Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing Teaching

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

Free online course