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

CP451 Remote course

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 .

Key stage 1
Remote course 4 days

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 September 10:00—15 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 September 16:00—1 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 September 16:00—6 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 October 16:00—8 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 16:00—13 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 October 16:00—14 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 October 16:00—16 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 October 10:00—20 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 October 09:30—27 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 November 16:00—11 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 November 16:00—10 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 November 16:00—11 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 November 16:00—23 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 November 16:00—26 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 November 15:00—4 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 November 14:00—26 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 December 16:00—7 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 December 16:00—9 December 2020


Following on from the first module, this CPD aims to give you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 computing curriculum.

Building on your knowledge of computer science, you will dive deeper into digital literacy and information technology. You will take-away engaging ways to use software creatively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining free and accessible online tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You’ll also gain a clear understanding of how the computing curriculum relates to whole-school online safety practice.

Book now and you will be automatically registered for the scheduled sessions for the course. Remote CPD courses have live, facilitator-led sessions and are not available for instant access. Please refer to the schedule of dates publised for each course instance.

Who is it for?

Primary computing coordinators looking to develop their own teaching and that of their colleagues.

Any primary teacher or senior leader interested in teaching computing.

The first teacher to participate in this CPD, from each primary or all-through school, will be eligible for a bursary upon completion of both modules.

Prior knowledge

We strongly recommend that you first participate in module 1 of teaching and leading key stage 1 computing.

Course units

  • 01 | Digital literacy. Learn how to explain the internet to children in KS1. Consider how using the internet presents opportunities and threats to children, and how computing lessons can help them to become safe and confident with internet technologies.
  • 02 | Online safety across the curriculum. Consider how PSHE and computing lessons can cover the key learning outcomes allowing children to be safe and creative using technology.
  • 03 | Creative computing. Learn how to support children in their use of computer software and digital devices. Lead children in creating multimedia content across the primary curriculum, developing a range of digital skills.
  • 04 | Curriculum planning. Improve lesson planning and teaching approaches to support learning and progression.

How will you learn?

Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner. Flexible facilitator-supported, participant-led tasks, involving deep exploration of the subject content.

How long is the course?

This course is approximately 5 hours in duration, split across several days.

Other primary computing CPD

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing (module 1)

Primary programming and algorithms

Learning Outcomes

Develop your subject knowledge and teaching approaches to help children:

  • create digital content such as images, video and sound in multimedia projects
  • begin to understand how the internet works, and come of the services that use this network
  • consider their own use of technology, the benefits and risks that it brings, and know its importance in the world and their learning through development of 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.

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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.

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Primary programming and algorithms - face to face

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

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Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for Educators

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