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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 Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

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

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in ComputingCO700

Explore ways to make your computing lessons more inclusive for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Data Representation in Computing: Bring Data to LifeCO209

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

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Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

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

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Get Started Teaching Computing in Primary Schools: Preparing to teach 5 - 11 year oldsCO040

Improve your subject knowledge and develop inclusive lessons to teach computing to primary school pupils (aged 5 to 11 years old).

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How Computers Work: Demystifying ComputationCO206

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

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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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Improving Computing Classroom Practice Through Action ResearchCO030

Apply action research to your teaching and become a more reflective practitioner

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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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Introduction to databases and SQLCO225

On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation 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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Introduction to Encryption and CryptographyCO220

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

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Introduction to Machine Learning and AICO231

Discover the fundamentals of machine learning, how it works, and learn to train your own AI using free online tools.

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Introduction to Programming with ScratchCO232

Discover the fundamentals of programming using the block-based programming language Scratch.

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Introduction to Web DevelopmentCO221

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

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Networking with Python: Socket Programming for CommunicationCO223

You’ll explore the principles that industry professionals use when programming for networks, and learn how sockets are used to abstract the complexities of the internet.

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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 101: An Introduction to Python for EducatorsCO207

Explore the basics of Python. Guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll learn to code your first program

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Programming 102: Think like a Computer ScientistCO208

Take your Python skills further. Guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you’ll explore 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. Supported by Google.

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Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing TeachingCO020

Investigate a range of pedagogical approaches for teaching programming to primary pupils

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Programming Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: Inspiring Computing TeachingCO222

Examine a range of pedagogical approaches suitable for teaching computing in Key Stage 3

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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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Robotics With Raspberry Pi: Build and Program Your First Robot BuggyCO224

Examine the wider context of modern robotics and build a robot buggy controlled by a Raspberry Pi

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Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based ProgrammingCO211

Learn how to apply the thinking and programming skills you've learnt in Scratch

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Teach Computing in Schools: Creating a Curriculum for Ages 11 to 16CO230

Create an inspiring and engaging computing curriculum for secondary school students, using freely available resources.

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Teaching Computing Systems and Networks to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO042

Improve your subject knowledge and develop your teaching to help young children understand the computing systems and networks around them.

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Teaching Data and Information to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO044

Increase your knowledge of data and information, and how you can teach young children about this topic.

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Teaching Physical Computing to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO043

Teach your young learners how to create electronic circuits, then learn to control them using block-based programming languages.

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Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and PythonCO205

Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python

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Teaching Programming to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO041

Build your subject knowledge and develop your skills in teaching programming

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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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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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