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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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Algorithms and programming for OCR GCSE specification - residentialCP269

During this two day residential, you'll explore the fundamentals required for teaching algorithms and programming, aligned to the OCR 9-1 GCSE specification.

York 10 December 10:00—11 December 2024

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Programming Residential and Intensive Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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 3 May 09:30—3 May 2024
Live remote training 8 May 15:30—16 May 2024
Live remote training 5 June 14:00—12 June 2024
Live remote training 19 June 09:30—19 June 2024
Live remote training 26 June 09:30—26 June 2024
Live remote training 5 July 09:30—5 July 2024
Live remote training 9 July 15:30—11 July 2024
Live remote training 29 August 09:30—29 August 2024
Live remote training 11 February 09:30—11 February 2025

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Algorithmic thinking Data & information Programming Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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.

Warrington 2 May 09:30—2 May 2024
Ashton-under-Lyne 7 May 10:00—7 May 2024
Orpington 15 May 09:15—15 May 2024
St Austell 23 May 09:15—23 May 2024
Loughborough 14 June 09:00—14 June 2024
Leicester 3 July 09:00—3 July 2024
York 9 July 09:30—9 July 2024
Oxford 15 July 09:30—15 July 2024
St Albans 19 July 09:30—19 July 2024
Hatfield 1 August 09:00—1 August 2024

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

An Introduction to Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

Build your knowledge and understanding of computer networks as a computer science teacher.

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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 24 April 09:00—24 April 2024
Live remote training 15 May 09:00—15 May 2024
Live remote training 29 May 09:00—29 May 2024
Live remote training 6 June 09:00—6 June 2024
Live remote training 12 June 09:00—12 June 2024
Live remote training 3 July 09:00—3 July 2024
Live remote training 16 July 09:00—16 July 2024
Live remote training 7 April 09:30—7 April 2025

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

Stoke-on-Trent 30 April 09:15—30 April 2024
Warrington 4 June 09:30—4 June 2024
Exeter 21 June 09:30—21 June 2024
St Austell 24 June 09:00—24 June 2024
Ashton-under-Lyne 27 June 10:00—27 June 2024
Manchester 28 June 09:30—28 June 2024
St Albans 28 June 09:30—28 June 2024
St Albans 28 June 09:30—28 June 2024
Bingley 1 July 09:30—1 July 2024
Birmingham 5 July 09:30—5 July 2024
Bicester 12 July 09:30—12 July 2024

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

Data Representation in Computing: Bring Data to LifeCO209

Learn how data is represented through media; audio, visual and text.

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Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

Discover embedded system design and work your way through the product design lifecycle.

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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 8 May 09:00—8 May 2024
Live remote training 14 May 09:30—14 May 2024
Live remote training 17 May 09:00—17 May 2024
Live remote training 4 June 09:00—4 June 2024
Live remote training 4 June 09:00—4 June 2024
Live remote training 24 June 09:30—24 June 2024
Live remote training 27 June 09:30—27 June 2024
Live remote training 1 July 09:00—1 July 2024
Live remote training 3 July 09:00—3 July 2024
Live remote training 11 July 09:30—11 July 2024
Live remote training 27 August 09:30—27 August 2024

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

Cambridge 1 May 09:30—1 May 2024
Lincoln 2 May 09:30—2 May 2024
St Austell 13 May 09:00—13 May 2024
Loughborough 24 May 09:00—24 May 2024
Ashton-under-Lyne 28 May 09:30—28 May 2024
Darlington 4 June 09:00—4 June 2024
St Albans 7 June 09:30—7 June 2024
Lincoln 13 June 09:30—13 June 2024
Doncaster 19 June 10:30—19 June 2024
Exeter 20 June 09:30—20 June 2024
Warrington 20 June 09:30—20 June 2024
Birmingham 25 June 09:30—25 June 2024
Cambridge 26 June 09:30—26 June 2024
Lancaster 2 July 09:15—2 July 2024
Bingley 12 July 09:30—12 July 2024
Stoke-on-Trent 15 July 09:15—15 July 2024
Hatfield 25 July 09:30—25 July 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

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 16 May 09:30—16 May 2024
Live remote training 29 May 09:30—29 May 2024
Live remote training 5 June 09:30—5 June 2024
Live remote training 13 June 09:30—13 June 2024
Live remote training 1 July 09:00—1 July 2024
Live remote training 10 July 09:00—10 July 2024

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Computer networks Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Getting started with Python programming - residentialCP298

Start your journey with Python programming, this two day residential will support you with learning the language, up to GCSE level.

York 2 July 10:00—3 July 2024
York 30 October 10:00—31 October 2024
York 20 February 10:00—21 February 2025

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Programming Residential and Intensive Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

How Computers Work: Demystifying ComputationCO206

Explore the fundamentals of computing - computer architecture, binary logic, data processing, circuits, and more.

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Computing Mathematics Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Impact of Technology: How To Lead Classroom DiscussionsCO215

You will explore the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental concerns surrounding computer science

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge 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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 20 May 10:00—5 June 2024
Sutton 4 June 09:15—11 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 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 25 April 09:00—2 May 2024
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
Live remote training 1 July 19:00—9 July 2024
Live remote training 15 July 09:30—16 July 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 Cybersecurity for TeachersCO216

Teachers will be introduced to the core ideas of cybersecurity that should be taught in the classroom.

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

Introduction to databases and SQLCO225

On this course you’ll learn what databases are and why we use them, exploring how to use SQL to search and manipulate the data.

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Data & information Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Introduction to Encryption and CryptographyCO220

Discover the history of encryption and learn how it's used in the modern world

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Computer networks Data & information Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Introduction to Web DevelopmentCO221

Discover web development and learn to build your own interactive websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge 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 25 April 09:00—25 April 2024
Live remote training 29 April 17:00—2 May 2024
Live remote training 20 May 17:00—24 May 2024
Live remote training 3 June 17:00—7 June 2024
Live remote training 10 June 17:00—13 June 2024
Live remote training 9 July 09:00—9 July 2024
Live remote training 17 July 09:00—17 July 2024
Live remote training 9 June 09:30—9 June 2025
Live remote training 1 July 09:30—1 July 2025

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

New to computing – residentialCP280

New to computing? This CPD residential will introduce you to the computer science knowledge required up to GCSE level.

York 13 June 10:00—14 June 2024
York 29 July 10:00—30 July 2024
York 24 June 10:00—25 June 2025

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

Object-oriented Programming in Python: Create Your Own Adventure GameCO210

Learn object-oriented programming principles by creating your own text-based adventure game in Python.

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

Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for EducatorsCO207

During this course you'll explore the basics of Python, you’ll learn to code your first program.

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Programming 102: Think like a Computer ScientistCO208

During this course you'll take your Python skills further by exploring algorithms and list structures.

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Programming 103: Saving and Structuring DataCO219

Learn how to save and structure data in external files, and import files back into your Python programs.

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Programming with GUIsCO217

Discover how to build your own Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Python and guizero.

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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 2 May 09:30—2 May 2024
Live remote training 9 May 09:00—9 May 2024
Live remote training 16 May 09:00—16 May 2024
Live remote training 12 June 09:00—12 June 2024
Live remote training 20 June 09:00—20 June 2024
Live remote training 4 July 09:10—4 July 2024
Live remote training 5 July 09:30—5 July 2024

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Programming Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration for AQA specificationCP423B

Linked to the AQA 8525 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 24 April 09:30—24 April 2024
Live remote training 7 May 09:30—7 May 2024
Live remote training 9 May 15:30—16 May 2024
Live remote training 4 June 10:00—4 June 2024
Live remote training 20 June 09:00—20 June 2024
Live remote training 3 July 15:30—10 July 2024
Live remote training 22 July 09:30—22 July 2024
Live remote training 14 February 09:30—14 February 2025

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

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration for OCR specificationCP423A

Linked to the OCR J277 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 25 April 09:00—25 April 2024
Live remote training 10 May 09:00—10 May 2024
Live remote training 23 May 09:00—23 May 2024
Live remote training 14 June 09:00—14 June 2024
Live remote training 28 June 09:00—28 June 2024
Live remote training 10 July 09:00—10 July 2024
Live remote training 18 July 09:00—18 July 2024
Live remote training 17 April 09:30—17 April 2025

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Practical work Algorithmic thinking Design & Development Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge 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 4 May 10:00—4 May 2024
Live remote training 11 May 09:00—11 May 2024
Live remote training 18 May 09:00—18 May 2024
Live remote training 25 May 10:00—25 May 2024
Live remote training 5 June 09:30—5 June 2024
Live remote training 15 June 10:00—15 June 2024
Live remote training 6 July 10:00—6 July 2024
Live remote training 21 October 09:30—21 October 2024

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

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

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

Lancaster 30 April 09:15—30 April 2024
Warrington 7 May 09:30—7 May 2024
Sutton 5 June 09:15—5 June 2024
Darlington 13 June 09:00—13 June 2024
St Austell 17 June 09:15—17 June 2024
Doncaster 20 June 10:30—20 June 2024
Cambridge 3 July 09:30—3 July 2024
Ashton-under-Lyne 9 July 10:00—9 July 2024
11 July 10:30—11 July 2024
St Albans 12 July 09:30—12 July 2024
St Albans 12 July 09:30—12 July 2024
Bingley 16 July 09:30—16 July 2024
Hatfield 26 July 09:00—26 July 2024

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

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 22 April 17:00—29 April 2024
Live remote training 7 May 09:30—7 May 2024
Live remote training 28 May 09:30—28 May 2024
Live remote training 11 June 09:30—11 June 2024
Live remote training 20 June 09:30—20 June 2024
Live remote training 8 July 16:00—12 July 2024
Live remote training 25 July 09:15—25 July 2024

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Programming Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Python programming: analysis, design and evaluation - remoteCP464

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring the analysis, design and evaluation stages of the software development life cycle.

Live remote training 24 April 09:00—24 April 2024
Live remote training 9 May 09:15—9 May 2024
Live remote training 23 May 09:15—23 May 2024

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Algorithmic thinking Programming Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Python programming: working with data - remoteCP433

In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs.

Live remote training 3 May 09:00—3 May 2024
Live remote training 22 May 09:00—22 May 2024
Live remote training 6 June 09:30—6 June 2024
Live remote training 7 June 09:10—7 June 2024

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Programming Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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 3 May 09:00—3 May 2024
Live remote training 15 May 13:00—22 May 2024
Live remote training 10 June 11:30—17 June 2024
Live remote training 21 June 09:00—21 June 2024
Live remote training 4 July 13:00—11 July 2024
Live remote training 26 July 09:30—26 July 2024

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Algorithmic thinking Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

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 2 May 16:30—9 May 2024
Live remote training 20 May 16:30—22 May 2024
Live remote training 13 June 09:15—13 June 2024
Live remote training 18 June 16:30—20 June 2024
Live remote training 8 July 09:00—8 July 2024
Live remote training 19 July 09:00—19 July 2024

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Data & information Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specificationCP420A

Improve your knowledge of algorithms whilst referencing the current OCR 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 10 May 09:00—10 May 2024
Live remote training 17 May 09:00—17 May 2024
Live remote training 20 June 09:30—20 June 2024
Live remote training 25 July 09:30—25 July 2024

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Data & information Algorithms Computing 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 25 April 09:30—25 April 2024
Live remote training 17 May 09:30—17 May 2024
Live remote training 23 May 09:30—23 May 2024
Live remote training 5 June 09:30—5 June 2024
Live remote training 12 June 09:30—12 June 2024
Live remote training 24 June 09:00—24 June 2024
Live remote training 1 July 09:30—1 July 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

The internet and cyber security - remoteCP432

Build on knowledge of local computer networks to cover the globally connected systems forming the internet.

Live remote training 26 April 09:30—26 April 2024
Live remote training 29 April 09:30—29 April 2024
Live remote training 11 June 09:00—11 June 2024
Live remote training 14 June 09:00—14 June 2024
Live remote training 4 July 09:00—4 July 2024
Live remote training 15 July 09:15—15 July 2024
Live remote training 2 October 09:00—2 October 2024
Live remote training 17 October 09:00—17 October 2024
Live remote training 12 November 09:00—12 November 2024
Live remote training 27 November 09:00—27 November 2024
Live remote training 6 December 09:00—6 December 2024
Live remote training 10 December 09:00—10 December 2024

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

Understanding Computer SystemsCO212

Understand how the components of a computer system interact with each other on this online course for computing teachers.

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 KS3 and GCSE subject knowledge certificate

Understanding Maths and Logic in Computer ScienceCO213

Improve your understanding and ability to teach maths and logic in computing while building elements of an escape room.

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