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Getting started in year 5 - short course

CP460 Live remote training course

A comprehensive look at how to teach computing in Year 5 using the Teach Computing Curriculum.

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Key stage 2 Primary certificate
Live remote training course 3 hours

  • Live remote training 16 October 15:45—16 October 2023
  • Live remote training 19 October 15:45—19 October 2023
  • Live remote training 2 November 09:00—23 November 2023
  • Live remote training 15 November 15:45—30 November 2023
  • Live remote training 20 November 13:00—20 November 2023
  • Live remote training 4 December 15:45—11 December 2023
  • Live remote training 11 December 13:00—11 December 2023
  • Live remote training 25 January 09:30—25 January 2024
  • Live remote training 8 February 14:00—8 February 2024
  • Live remote training 14 March 13:00—14 March 2024

This course provides a comprehensive look at how to teach computing in Year 5 using the Teach Computing Curriculum. You will be guided through the topics and skills taught at Year 5 and understand how they fit into the wider Teach Computing Curriculum. You will also have a go at many of the activities that you will teach your class and discuss the practicalities of running them in your setting. Designed for any teacher who would like the confidence to teach Year 5 computing effectively in their own classroom. You’ll take-away a full computing curriculum package ready-to-teach and will learn how to further develop your capability in this exciting and vital subject.

Who is it for?

Year 5 classroom teachers

Topics covered

  • computer systems and networks finding out how information is transferred between systems and devices
  • using a data base to store and retrieve information
  • creating media by exploring vector drawing
  • programming using selection in scratch to create quizzes

How long is this course?

This course is approximately three hours in duration, split across 2 sessions with a short gap task.

How will you learn?

Remotely delivered sessions online and a short gap task.


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

  • Recognise the content and structure of the Teach Computing Curriculum in Year 5
  • Gain confidence through hand-on experience of Teach Computing curriculum lesson materials
  • Understand how this content fits into the Teach Computing Curriculum across the whole primary age range
  • Identify how the curriculum may be adapted to the context of own school

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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