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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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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 1 February 14:30—10 February 2022
Live remote training 11 May 09:30—11 May 2022

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

Maidstone 28 March 09:30—28 March 2022

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 2 March 15:45—2 March 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.

Maidstone 16 March 09:30—16 March 2022

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Leadership Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment - short courseCP468

For secondary teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers generic behavior for learning strategies, including managing own behaviours, rules routines, recognition reward and interventions and links them it back to their use in a computing environment.

Live remote training 27 January 15:45—27 January 2022

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Collaboration in KS3 programmingCP437

Engage students and build awareness of the collaborative nature of programming in the real world, through evidence-based teaching approaches.

Live remote training 22 February 15:45—1 March 2022
Live remote training 28 April 09:30—28 April 2022

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Leadership Careers Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

Computer processors and instruction sets - face to faceCP231

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.

Maidstone 30 March 09:30—30 March 2022

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computing as a second subject for non-specialist teachers - short courseCP308

Learn about the benefits of being able to teach computing as a second subject, including ways in which the National Centre for Computing Education can support you on this journey.

Remote delivered CPD 23 March 16:00—23 March 2022

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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 3 March 09:30—3 March 2022
Live remote training 10 March 15:45—17 March 2022

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Practical work Key stage 3 Key stage 4 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.

Live remote training 8 March 15:45—8 March 2022

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Foundation knowledge of computer science for KS3 and GCSE - remoteCP426

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.

Live remote training 10 March 09:00—10 March 2022
Live remote training 22 March 14:30—29 March 2022

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming Key stage 3 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 14 March 16:00—14 March 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 25 April 16:00—25 April 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 7 February 16:00—7 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 16 May 16:00—16 May 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 28 February 16:00—28 February 2022

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Computing Key stage 2

Leading primary computing - face to faceCP008

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

Maidstone 9 February 09:30—3 March 2022
Ashford 1 March 09:30—22 March 2022

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Leadership Computing 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 7 March 14:15—14 March 2022

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Computing Mathematics 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.

Ashford 8 February 16:00—8 February 2022
Maidstone 29 March 16:00—29 March 2022
Maidstone 26 May 16:00—26 May 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.

Maidstone 10 February 16:00—10 February 2022
Maidstone 31 March 16:00—31 March 2022
Maidstone 24 May 16:00—24 May 2022

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

Primary programming and algorithms - face to faceCP003

Discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking.

Cranbrook 25 January 14:15—22 March 2022

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Teaching key stage 1 computing - face to faceCP001

Develop your confidence to teach the whole key stage 1 computing curriculum successfully.

Maidstone 10 May 09:30—24 May 2022

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Leadership Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1 Primary certificate

Teaching key stage 2 computing - face to faceCP002

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

Maidstone 8 March 09:30—15 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