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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.

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

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An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science - remoteCP428

Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in the text based language Python.

Live remote training 8 November 09:00—8 November 2021

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in computer science - remoteCP438

Learn about the different components of computer hardware, including devices not instantly recognisable as computers.

Live remote training 18 October 09:00—18 October 2021

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

Assessing computational thinking in primary schoolsCP457

A short course providing practical guidance on the assessment of key thinking skills in primary computing

Live remote training 19 October 16:00—19 October 2021
Live remote training 23 November 16:00—23 November 2021

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Assessment in secondary computing - remoteCP413

Effective teaching is underpinned by the accurate use of assessment, during this course you’ll explore formative and summative assessment strategies whilst understanding how to accurately assess.

Live remote training 6 December 16:00—6 December 2021

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Assessment of primary computingCP007

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

Darlington 15 February 09:00—15 February 2022

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Leadership Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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.

Live remote training 22 November 09:00—22 November 2021

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computing on a budgetCP262

This course aims to support teachers and subject leads in providing the best computing experience for all children without having to buy devices and equipment.

Darlington 13 January 09:00—13 January 2022

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Computing Primary certificate

Encouraging girls into GCSE computer science - remoteCP440

Explore the big picture with the current Gender imbalance in GSCE computer science between girls and boys. Be part of discussions around reasons for this gap, including, lack of role models, unconscious bias, and a non-inclusive curriculum amongst others. Consider different strategies inside and outside of the classroom to support the narrowing of the gap before finally planning effective interventions in KS3 to improve the uptake in your own school.

Live remote training 8 November 16:00—8 November 2021

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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.

Live remote training 17 November 09:00—17 November 2021

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Computer networks Computing 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.

Live remote training 15 November 09:00—3 December 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 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.

Darlington 1 February 09:00—1 February 2022

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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 certificate

New subject leaders of secondary computing -remoteCP411

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

Live remote training 19 October 09:00—5 November 2021

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Leadership Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Primary programming and algorithms - face to faceCP003

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

Darlington 8 February 09:00—8 February 2022

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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.

Live remote training 16 November 09:00—16 November 2021

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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.

Live remote training 1 November 09:00—1 November 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching 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.

Live remote training 2 November 09:00—2 November 2021

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

Teaching 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 .

Live remote training 9 November 09:00—9 November 2021

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

Teaching key stage 2 computing - face to faceCP002

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

Darlington 18 January 09:00—25 January 2022

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