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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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We offer financial support to state-funded schools and colleges across England, including subsidies to support supply cover for continuing professional development.

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Adapted teaching and effective learning interventions in secondary computingCP448

Develop an evidence-informed approach to education recovery over a sustained period, securing the computing education of young people following a period of great disruption.

Live remote training 18 June 09:30—18 June 2024
Live remote training 1 July 09:30—1 July 2024

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Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Teach secondary computing certificate

An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science - face to faceCP238

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

Birmingham 5 July 09:30—5 July 2024

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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 4 March 15:30—4 March 2024
Live remote training 11 March 15:30—11 March 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

Assessment of primary computingCP007

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

Oldbury 8 March 09:00—8 March 2024
Dudley 20 June 09:00—20 June 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

Developing and supporting programming within your primary school- face to faceCP003

Ensure progression in programming, using effective approaches within your school.

Walsall 7 March 09:00—7 March 2024
Coventry 10 May 09:30—10 May 2024
Wednesbury 25 June 09:00—25 June 2024

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Leadership Algorithmic thinking Programming Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

Diagnostic assessment for GCSE computer science - short courseCP412

Learn how to use quality-assured, free subject knowledge tests for diagnostic assessment of students of computer science GCSE.

Live remote training 7 March 16:00—7 March 2024
Live remote training 19 March 16:00—19 March 2024

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Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Teach secondary computing certificate

Foundation knowledge of computer science for KS3 and GCSE (face to face)CP226

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.

Birmingham 11 April 09:30—11 April 2024
Birmingham 25 June 09:30—25 June 2024

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Algorithmic thinking Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Implementing the Teach Computing Curriculum in your schoolCP255

This course aims to support teachers and subject leads in implementing the Teach Computing Curriculum in their own school.

Oldbury 24 April 09:00—24 April 2024
Birmingham 6 June 09:00—6 June 2024
Wolverhampton 12 June 09:00—12 June 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

Inclusive Computing in Primary SchoolsCP005

Computing is for every child, and the school curriculum must allow for all children to succeed. Computing subject leaders can make inclusive, effective curriculum implementation happen, leading to success for all.

Coventry 4 June 09:00—4 June 2024
Wolverhampton 3 July 09:00—3 July 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

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 9 May 09:30—10 May 2024
Live remote training 20 May 09:30—21 May 2024
Live remote training 4 June 09:30—5 June 2024
Live remote training 27 June 09:30—28 June 2024

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Practical work Algorithmic thinking Data & information Programming Design and technology Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Introduction to the micro:bit in key stage 2 - short courseCP292

Explore physical computing using the micro: bit device; finding out how it can be used to develop understanding of programming through creative digital projects.

Birmingham 16 July 13:00—16 July 2024

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Programming Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

Leading primary computing - module 1 - face to faceCP008

Essential knowledge for primary computing subject leaders. Improve your understanding of the role and the subject. Identify where your school is now and plan for improvements.

Wolverhampton 15 May 09:00—15 May 2024
Birmingham 13 June 09:00—13 June 2024
Oldbury 19 June 09:00—19 June 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

Leading primary computing - module 2 - remoteCP456

Lead computing in your school with confidence. Raise the profile of computing through resources, enrichment opportunities and staff development. Learn how to manage change in your subject.

Live remote training 13 May 09:00—13 May 2024
Live remote training 24 May 09:00—24 May 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration - face to faceCP223

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

Birmingham 18 March 09:30—18 March 2024

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Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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.

Live remote training 24 June 09:30—24 June 2024
Live remote training 9 July 09:30—9 July 2024

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Algorithmic thinking Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate