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Introduction to the micro:bit in key stage 2 - short course

CP292 Face to face course

Explore physical computing using the micro: bit device; finding out how it can be used to develop understanding of programming through creative digital projects.

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Programming Physical Computing Kit Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate
Face to face course 90 minutes

  • Lincoln 3 June 10:40—3 June 2024
  • Ashton-under-Lyne 3 June 15:00—3 June 2024
  • Selby 4 June 15:45—4 June 2024
  • Leeds 10 June 13:30—10 June 2024
  • Maidstone 10 June 16:00—10 June 2024
  • High Wycombe 11 June 16:00—11 June 2024
  • Chichester 12 June 15:30—12 June 2024
  • Thornton-Cleveleys 12 June 15:45—12 June 2024
  • Barnsley 12 June 16:50—12 June 2024
  • Warrington 13 June 13:00—13 June 2024
  • Cornwall 14 June 14:00—14 June 2024
  • Deal 17 June 15:45—17 June 2024
  • Ipswich 18 June 16:00—18 June 2024
  • Bury St Edmunds 19 June 16:00—19 June 2024
  • Barnsley 19 June 16:30—19 June 2024
  • Thetford 25 June 16:30—25 June 2024
  • Maidstone 26 June 16:00—26 June 2024
  • Stoke-on-Trent 28 June 11:30—28 June 2024
  • Sheffield 8 July 15:45—8 July 2024
  • Dartford 8 July 16:30—8 July 2024
  • Cowes 10 July 10:45—10 July 2024
  • Chinnor 16 July 09:30—16 July 2024
  • Birmingham 16 July 13:00—16 July 2024
  • Live remote training 11 September 16:00—11 September 2024
  • Lincoln 1 October 12:15—1 October 2024
  • Stoke-on-Trent 25 November 13:00—25 November 2024

Explore physical computing using the micro: bit device; finding out how it can be used to develop understanding of programming through creative digital projects.

During this CPD, you’ll learn how to get started with the micro:bit, exploring the in-built buttons, LEDs, and sensors for detecting movement, sound, light and heat. You’ll find out how to setup the device, how to attach add-ons to make use of the inputs and outputs, and how to teach using micro:bit, making use of freely available resources.

The micro:bit provides an engaging way to develop subject knowledge, through cross-curricular projects that provide instant feedback to develop understanding of programming in Key Stage 2.

Your local computing hub can provide a loanable micro:bit kit enabling you to implement activities using this device in your classroom.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at teachers and subject leaders of computing, looking to develop physical computing in the classroom to complement existing approaches.

How long is this course?

This course consists of a single 90-minute session. 

How will you learn?

Hands-on experiential learning with the collaborative support of your peers, led by an experienced Professional Development Leader. The course will model teaching approaches that can be taken back to the classroom.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • gain hands-on experience and confidence using the micro:bit
  • explore pedagogy and lesson activities that make effective use of physical computing in the classroom
  • plan to implement physical computing in the classroom making use of loaned equipment from your local computing hub

This course is part of Teach primary computing

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.

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