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.
We offer financial support to state-funded schools and colleges across England, including subsidies to support supply cover for continuing professional development.
Collaboration in KS3 programmingCP437
Engage students and build awareness of the collaborative nature of programming in the real world, through evidence-based teaching approaches.
Tags for this course:Leadership Careers Key stage 3 Secondary certificate
Data-driven IT projects in secondary computingCP485
Develop the required technical skills and teaching approaches for data-rich IT projects in computing.
Tags for this course:Practical work Data & information Mathematics Secondary certificate
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.
Tags for this course:Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4
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.
Tags for this course:Algorithmic thinking Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator
Getting started in year 2 - short courseCP466
Explore how to teach computing in Year 2 using the Teach Computing Curriculum
Tags for this course:Key stage 1
Preparing for Ofsted in primary computing - short courseCP486
Find out what to expect from an Ofsted visit to your school and how you can prepare for it as a computing subject lead.
Tags for this course:Key stage 1 Key stage 2
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.