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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 GCSE computer science - face to faceCP228

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

Ashton-under-Lyne 6 March 10:00—6 March 2024

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Algorithmic thinking Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Assessment of primary computingCP007

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

Ashton-under-Lyne 22 March 11:00—22 March 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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

Find out how career-linked learning and enrichment opportunities can provide motivation and broaden horizons for learners at primary school.

Live remote training 23 January 15:30—23 January 2024

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Cross curricular Leadership Careers Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Computing for specialist teachers of autistic studentsCP291

Plan and teach an effective computing curriculum for students with autism in a specialist setting.

Ashton-under-Lyne 12 March 10:00—12 March 2024

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Practical work Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Primary certificate Secondary certificate

Creative digital media projectsCP414

Lead students through the full digital media project life-cycle, in engaging projects suitable for KS3 and KS4 computing.

Live remote training 4 January 09:00—4 January 2024

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Practical work Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Data-driven IT projects in secondary computingCP485

Develop the required technical skills and teaching approaches for data-rich IT projects in computing.

Live remote training 22 February 10:00—22 February 2024

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Practical work Data & information Mathematics Secondary certificate

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

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

Ashton-under-Lyne 6 February 10:00—6 February 2024

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Leadership Algorithmic thinking Programming Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Getting started in year 2 - short courseCP466

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

Live remote training 7 February 15:30—7 February 2024

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Key stage 1 Primary certificate

Getting started in Year 6 - short courseCP467

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

Live remote training 1 December 09:30—1 December 2023

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Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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 20 December 14:00—20 December 2023

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Leadership Algorithmic thinking Computer systems Programming Key stage 4 Secondary 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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 8 February 10:00—8 February 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - face to faceCP229

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.

Manchester 26 January 10:00—8 March 2024

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Practical work Algorithmic thinking Data & information Programming Design and technology Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to primary computing - face to faceCP004

For primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This CPD covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, looking at computer science, programming, information technology and digital literacy.

Oldham 8 December 10:00—8 December 2023
Ashton-under-Lyne 31 January 11:00—31 January 2024
Ashton-under-Lyne 29 February 10:00—29 February 2024

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Algorithmic thinking Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary 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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 22 March 09:30—22 March 2024

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Programming Key stage 2 Primary certificate

KS3 computing (module 1): Creative curriculum design principlesCP247

Start to design a computing curriculum that supports deep learning by all students throughout KS3.

Ashton-under-Lyne 17 January 10:00—17 January 2024

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

KS3 computing (module 2): Creative curriculum content, sequencing and pedagogyCP248

Develop a knowledge-based curriculum for excellent in KS3, supported by the most effective teaching approaches.

Ashton-under-Lyne 21 February 10:00—21 February 2024

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

KS3 computing (module 3): Creative curriculum enrichment and inclusionCP249

Put computational thinking at the heart of an inclusive and equitable curriculum, and broaden the appeal of computing.

Ashton-under-Lyne 2 February 09:00—2 February 2024

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

KS4 computing for all - face to faceCP207

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

Ashton-under-Lyne 28 February 10:00—28 February 2024

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Safety & Security Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Leading primary computing - module 1 - face to faceCP008

Essential knowledge for primary computing subject leaders, helping you get the most from every teacher and every child.

Ashton-under-Lyne 5 December 10:00—5 December 2023
Ashton-under-Lyne 8 March 10:00—8 March 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 9 January 09:00—11 January 2024

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Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 31 January 09:30—31 January 2024

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Practical work Algorithmic thinking Computer systems Programming Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 12 January 10:00—12 January 2024

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Practical work Algorithmic thinking Computer systems Programming Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

Physical computing kits - KS1 BeeBotsCP256

Explore physical computing in Key Stage 1 using Bee-Bots and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students.

Ashton-under-Lyne 23 February 09:30—23 February 2024

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Programming Computing Key stage 1 Primary certificate

Physical computing kits - KS2 data loggersCP257

Explore physical computing, data and information in computing using data loggers and find out how Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage pupils.

Ashton-under-Lyne 14 March 09:30—14 March 2024

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Data & information Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Preparing for Ofsted in secondary computing - short courseCP444

Get yourself and your teaching team inspection-ready with this short course, exploring how to prepare for an Ofsted 'Deep Dive' in computing.

Live remote training 12 December 13:15—12 December 2023

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Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Primary computing for all - face to faceCP005

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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 23 February 11:00—23 February 2024
Ashton-under-Lyne 14 March 11:00—14 March 2024

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration for Pearson specificationCP423C

Linked to the Pearson 9-1 GCSE specification, 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 6 December 14:00—6 December 2023
Live remote training 20 March 10:00—20 March 2024

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Practical work Algorithmic thinking Design & Development Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

Ashton-under-Lyne 26 January 10:00—26 January 2024

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Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for AQA specificationCP420B

Improve your knowledge of algorithms whilst referencing the current AQA GCSE computer science specification. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking.

Live remote training 29 January 10:00—29 January 2024

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Data & information Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching GCSE computer science developing knowledge and understanding - face to faceCP241

During this CPD you'll explore effective teaching strategies to build student knowledge for long-term recall, leading to confidence in assessments.

Ashton-under-Lyne 26 March 10:00—26 March 2024

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Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Teaching GCSE computer science: improving student engagement - remoteCP447

Improve student engagement in your GCSE computer science lessons by developing your classroom pedagogy.

Live remote training 13 December 14:00—13 December 2023

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Impact of technology Key stage 4 Secondary certificate