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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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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 9 December 13:00—9 December 2021

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2

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 7 December 13:00—7 December 2021

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Foundation knowledge of computer science for KS3 and GCSE - remoteCP426

For computer science teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers the foundation subject knowledge required to teach the computing programme of study.

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

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Higher attainment in GCSE computer science - meeting the challenge of exams - face to faceCP239

Explore how to improve attainment in GCSE Computer Science, look at how students should tackle exam questions and use key resources such as moderator reports, how retrieval and interleaving can be used and mapping progression from KS3 to KS4.

Birmingham 18 November 09:30—18 November 2021

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Leadership Programming 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 2 November 13:00—14 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 - remoteCP454

For primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This CPD covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

Live remote training 19 October 09:00—19 October 2021
Live remote training 11 November 09:30—11 November 2021

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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

Leading primary computing - remoteCP456

Lead computing in your school with confidence, making the most of the resources and teaching staff available.

Live remote training 12 November 09:00—19 November 2021
Live remote training 9 December 09:30—16 December 2021

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Maths in computer science - face to faceCP234

Mathematics is firmly embedded at the core of computer science, during this course you’ll explore the foundational topics at the heart of mathematics and computer science.

Birmingham 10 November 09:30—10 November 2021

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Computing Mathematics Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

New subject leaders of secondary computing -remoteCP411

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

Live remote training 8 November 14:00—2 December 2021

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Leadership Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Physical computing kit - KS2 CrumbleCP252

Explore physical computing using the Crumble device and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students.

Birmingham 4 November 09:00—4 November 2021

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Practical work Algorithms Computer systems Programming Physical computing Computing Key stage 2

Physical computing kit - KS3 micro:bitCP253

Explore physical computing using the micro:bit device and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students.

Birmingham 4 November 11:30—4 November 2021

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Practical work Algorithms Computer systems Programming Physical computing Computing Key stage 3

Physical computing kit - KS4 Raspberry Pi PicoCP254

Explore physical computing using the Raspberry Pi Pico device and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students.

Birmingham 4 November 14:00—4 November 2021

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Practical work Algorithms Computer systems Programming Physical computing Computing Key stage 4

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 25 November 09:00—25 November 2021
Live remote training 3 December 09:30—3 December 2021

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Python programming: working with data - remoteCP433

In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs.

Live remote training 2 November 14:15—11 November 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Solving computational problems in KS3 computingCP436

Build the capability of students to solve problems in computing, and be ready for GCSE Computer Science

Live remote training 23 November 13:00—29 November 2021

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

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 9 November 09:00—9 November 2021
Live remote training 3 December 09:15—3 December 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 20 October 09:30—20 October 2021
Live remote training 17 November 09:30—17 November 2021
Live remote training 10 December 09:30—10 December 2021

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

Teaching key stage 2 computing - module 1 - remoteCP452

This course aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Live remote training 12 November 09:30—12 November 2021

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

Teaching key stage 2 computing - module 2 - remoteCP453

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.

Live remote training 26 November 09:30—26 November 2021

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Cross curricular Leadership Data & information Impact of technology Computing Key stage 2 Primary certificate

The internet and cyber security - remoteCP432

Build on knowledge of local computer networks to cover the globally connected systems forming the internet.

Live remote training 20 October 09:30—20 October 2021

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Computer networks Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator