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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.

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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 24 February 09:00—24 February 2022
Live remote training 11 April 09:30—11 April 2022
Live remote training 12 April 09:00—12 April 2022

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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 23 February 09:30—23 February 2022

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

Assessing computational thinking in primary schools - short courseCP457

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

Live remote training 3 February 16:00—3 February 2022
Live remote training 1 March 16:00—1 March 2022
Live remote training 5 May 15:30—5 May 2022
Live remote training 30 June 15:30—30 June 2022

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Assessment in secondary computing - remote - short courseCP413

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 15 February 16:00—15 February 2022
Live remote training 16 June 17:30—16 June 2022

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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.

Maisemore 9 February 09:30—9 February 2022
Maisemore 15 March 09:30—15 March 2022
Maisemore 4 July 09:30—4 July 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 16 June 09:30—16 June 2022

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer systems: input, output and storage - remoteCP421

Take your first steps to opening up the computer, exploring the main components, their role and how they work together in computer systems.

Live remote training 12 April 09:00—12 April 2022

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Computer systems Data & information Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Encouraging girls into GCSE computer science - remote - short courseCP440

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 1 February 16:30—1 February 2022
Live remote training 22 June 16:15—22 June 2022

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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 22 February 09:30—22 February 2022

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Getting started in Year 1 - short courseCP462

Explore how to teach computing in Year 1 using the Teach Computing Curriculum

Live remote training 6 April 15:30—6 April 2022
Live remote training 13 July 15:30—13 July 2022

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Computing Key stage 1

Getting started in year 2 - short courseCP466

Explore how to teach computing in Year 2 using the Teach Computing Curriculum

Live remote training 27 April 15:30—27 April 2022
Live remote training 20 July 15:30—20 July 2022

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Computing Key stage 1

Getting started in year 3 - short courseCP459

Explore how to teach computing in Year 3 using the Teach Computing Curriculum

Live remote training 8 February 15:30—8 February 2022

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Computing Key stage 2

Getting started in year 4 - short courseCP465

Explore how to teach computing in Year 4 using the Teach Computing Curriculum

Live remote training 15 February 15:30—15 February 2022

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Computing Key stage 2

Getting started in year 5 - short courseCP460

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

Live remote training 10 February 15:30—10 February 2022

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Computing Key stage 2

Getting started in Year 6 - short courseCP467

Explore how to teach computing in Year 6 using the Teach Computing Curriculum

Live remote training 25 January 15:30—25 January 2022

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Computing Key stage 2

Higher attainment in computer science - meeting the challenges of the exams - remoteCP439

Explore how to improve attainment in 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.

Live remote training 21 February 09:30—21 February 2022
Live remote training 11 May 17:30—24 May 2022
Live remote training 18 July 14:00—25 July 2022

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Leadership Algorithms Computer systems Programming Computing 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.

Cheltenham 9 March 09:30—9 March 2022

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Leadership Programming Computing 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.

Malmesbury 9 March 09:30—9 March 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

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 9 February 14:00—21 February 2022
Live remote training 22 March 14:30—24 March 2022
Live remote training 28 March 16:00—8 April 2022
Live remote training 3 May 10:30—4 May 2022
Live remote training 9 June 14:00—16 June 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

Introduction to the Teach Computing Curriculum - short courseCP461

Find out about the Teach Computing Curriculum and how to implement it in your school.

Live remote training 7 March 15:30—7 March 2022
Live remote training 5 July 15:30—5 July 2022

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Computing

KS4 computing for all - face to faceCP207

This action-oriented professional development course explores the options available to computing teachers in different school contexts

Maisemore 1 March 09:30—1 March 2022

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 Secondary 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 2 March 14:00—29 March 2022
Live remote training 4 July 14:00—19 July 2022

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Maths in computer science - remoteCP434

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.

Live remote training 25 May 17:30—10 June 2022
Live remote training 16 June 09:30—16 June 2022

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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 - face to faceCP211

For new subject leaders of computing, or those looking to progress their career through curriculum leadership.

Cheltenham 16 March 09:30—11 May 2022

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary 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 1 February 16:30—17 February 2022
Live remote training 7 July 16:30—20 July 2022

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Leadership Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

New to computing pathway for Business teachers - remoteCP470

For Business teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

Live remote training 23 February 09:00—24 February 2022
Live remote training 11 April 09:00—12 April 2022

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

New to computing pathway for English teachers - remoteCP475

For English teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

Live remote training 23 February 09:00—24 February 2022

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

New to computing pathway for humanities and PSHE teachers - remoteCP472

For Humanities and PSHE teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

Live remote training 23 February 09:00—24 February 2022

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

New to computing pathway for modern foreign language teachers - remoteCP474

For Modern Foreign Language teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

Live remote training 23 February 09:00—24 February 2022

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

New to computing pathway for PE teachers - remoteCP471

For PE teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

Live remote training 23 February 09:00—24 February 2022
Live remote training 11 April 09:00—12 April 2022

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

New to computing pathway for science teachers - face to faceCP276

Cheltenham 23 February 09:00—24 February 2022
Maisemore 13 April 09:30—14 April 2022

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

New to computing pathway for Science teachers - remoteCP476

For Science teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

Live remote training 23 February 09:00—24 February 2022

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Physical computing kit - KS2 Crumble - short courseCP252

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

Swindon 25 April 09:30—25 April 2022
Hilperton 5 September 09:30—5 September 2022

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

Physical computing kit - KS3 micro:bit - short courseCP253

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

Cheltenham 2 February 09:30—2 February 2022
Swindon 25 April 09:30—25 April 2022
Bristol 5 September 09:30—5 September 2022

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

Physical computing kit - KS4 Raspberry Pi Pico - short courseCP254

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

Cheltenham 2 February 11:30—2 February 2022
Swindon 25 April 11:30—25 April 2022
Bristol 5 September 11:30—5 September 2022

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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 14 February 16:00—2 March 2022
Live remote training 18 May 13:30—26 May 2022

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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 29 March 16:00—7 April 2022
Live remote training 20 April 09:30—20 April 2022
Live remote training 9 June 16:00—20 June 2022

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: advanced subject knowledge, implementation and testing - remoteCP463

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring advanced programming techniques then implementing and testing these in a working solution.

Live remote training 16 February 16:30—7 March 2022
Live remote training 11 April 09:30—11 April 2022
Live remote training 27 June 16:30—11 July 2022

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: working with data - face to faceCP233

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

Swindon 4 March 09:30—4 March 2022

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 24 February 09:30—24 February 2022
Live remote training 16 June 09:30—16 June 2022

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - remoteCP420

Improve your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking.

Live remote training 15 March 18:30—28 March 2022

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in GCSE computer science this course will teach you how algorithms manipulate data to achieve desired aims.

Malmesbury 2 February 09:30—2 February 2022

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching key stage 2 computing - face to faceCP002

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

Malmesbury 23 March 09:30—30 March 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

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 17 March 17:30—29 March 2022
Live remote training 22 April 09:30—22 April 2022

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Computer networks Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator