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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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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 14 December 15:30—19 December 2022
Live remote training 9 January 15:30—16 January 2023

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Algorithmic thinking Data & information Programming 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 6 March 09:00—6 March 2023

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security 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 7 February 15:45—7 February 2023

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Assessment of primary computingCP007

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

27 January 09:30—27 January 2023

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Leadership Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Careers and enrichment in primary computing with STEM Ambassadors in your region - short courseCP441

Bring authentic contexts to the computing curriculum, helping children understand the subject's importance.

Live remote training 18 January 15:30—18 January 2023

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Cross curricular Leadership Careers Key stage 1 Key stage 2

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 11 January 13:30—18 January 2023

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Computer systems 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 7 December 15:30—7 December 2022

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Leadership 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 23 January 09:00—23 January 2023

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Computer networks Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 18 January 13:30—25 January 2023

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Leadership Algorithmic thinking Computer systems Programming Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Leading primary computing - remoteCP456

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

Live remote training 10 January 09:00—11 January 2023
Live remote training 13 February 09:00—14 February 2023
Live remote training 2 March 09:00—13 March 2023

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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 1 February 15:30—8 February 2023
Live remote training 15 March 09:00—15 March 2023

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Algorithmic thinking Computer systems Data & information Mathematics Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 30 January 15:30—6 February 2023

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Programming 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 7 December 13:30—14 December 2022
Live remote training 3 February 09:00—9 March 2023

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Programming 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 11 January 15:30—18 January 2023

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Algorithmic thinking Key stage 4 CS Accelerator