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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 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.

Coventry 4 October 09:30—4 October 2022

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security 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.

Bilston 9 February 09:00—2 March 2023

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Leadership Key stage 2 Primary 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.

Walsall 29 September 09:30—29 September 2022

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Higher attainment in GCSE computer science - meeting the challenge of exams - face to faceCP239

Explore how to improve attainment in GCSE 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.

Wolverhampton 18 October 09:30—18 October 2022

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Leadership Programming Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

Bilston 13 October 09:00—13 October 2022
Halesowen 24 January 09:00—24 January 2023

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Introduction to primary computing - remoteCP454

For primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This CPD covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

Live remote training 1 December 09:00—1 December 2022

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Pedagogy 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.

Coventry 21 November 15:00—21 November 2022
Bilston 12 January 15:00—12 January 2023

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Programming Pedagogy Physical 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.

Coventry 7 October 09:00—19 October 2022
Halesowen 15 November 09:00—29 November 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Leading primary computing - remoteCP456

Lead computing in your school with confidence, making the most of the resources and teaching staff available.

Live remote training 3 February 09:00—16 February 2023

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Online safety through primary computing - short courseCP469

This short course will support the needs of schools in ensuring that they keep children safe whilst teaching computing and using technology to access the full primary curriculum.

Live remote training 6 December 15:30—6 December 2022

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Outstanding 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.

Coventry 26 January 09:00—26 January 2023

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary 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.

Coventry 21 November 13:00—21 November 2022
Bilston 12 January 13:00—12 January 2023

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Practical work Algorithms Computer systems Programming Pedagogy Physical computing Key stage 2

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.

Live remote training 24 November 15:30—24 November 2022
Live remote training 31 January 15:30—31 January 2023

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Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Primary programming and algorithms - face to faceCP003

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

Bilston 2 November 09:00—2 November 2022

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Algorithms Programming Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

Coventry 13 October 09:30—13 October 2022

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Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching GCSE computer science: improving student engagement - face to faceCP240

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

Walsall 11 October 09:30—11 October 2022

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Impact of technology Pedagogy Key stage 4 Secondary certificate