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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 27 October 09:30—27 October 2021

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 26 October 09:30—26 October 2021
Live remote training 10 February 16:15—17 February 2022

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security 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.

Cheltenham 19 January 09:30—19 January 2022

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

Assessing computational thinking in primary schoolsCP457

A short course providing practical guidance on the assessment of key thinking skills in primary computing

Live remote training 27 September 15:30—27 September 2021
Live remote training 18 November 16:00—18 November 2021
Live remote training 30 January 15:30—30 January 2022
Live remote training 1 March 16:00—1 March 2022
Live remote training 30 June 15:30—30 June 2022

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Assessment in secondary computing - remoteCP413

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 3 November 15:45—3 November 2021
Live remote training 15 February 15:45—15 February 2022
Live remote training 16 June 15:45—16 June 2022

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Computing as a second subject for non-specialist teachersCP308

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.

Live remote training 9 December 16:00—9 December 2021

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Encouraging girls into GCSE computer science - remoteCP440

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 15 December 16:15—15 December 2021
Live remote training 25 January 16:15—25 January 2022
Live remote training 22 June 16:15—22 June 2022

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Higher attainment in computer science - meeting the challenges of the exams - remoteCP439

Explore how to improve attainment in 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.

Live remote training 11 October 16:15—3 November 2021
Live remote training 27 January 16:15—3 February 2022
Live remote training 11 May 16:00—24 May 2022
Live remote training 18 July 14:00—25 July 2022

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Leadership Algorithms Computer systems Programming Computing 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.

Cheltenham 8 December 09:30—8 December 2021
Cheltenham 9 March 09:30—9 March 2022

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Leadership Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 30 September 14:30—14 October 2021
Live remote training 13 January 14:30—24 January 2022
Live remote training 28 March 16:00—8 April 2022
Live remote training 9 June 14:00—16 June 2022

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

KS4 computing for all - face to faceCP207

This action-oriented professional development course explores the options available to computing teachers in different school contexts

Maisemore 24 February 09:30—24 February 2022

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 Secondary 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 18 October 14:30—12 November 2021
Live remote training 6 January 14:30—31 January 2022

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Leadership 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 10 January 16:00—18 January 2022
Live remote training 25 May 16:00—7 June 2022

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Computing Mathematics Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

New subject leaders of secondary computing - face to faceCP211

For new subject leaders of computing, or those looking to progress their career through curriculum leadership.

Cheltenham 16 March 09:30—11 May 2022

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

New subject leaders of secondary computing -remoteCP411

Develop the leadership skills and management practices to confidently coordinate an effective computing department.

Live remote training 4 October 16:30—20 October 2021
Live remote training 1 February 16:00—17 February 2022
Live remote training 7 July 16:00—20 July 2022

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Leadership Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Physical computing kit - KS2 CrumbleCP252

Explore physical computing using the Crumble device and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students.

Maisemore 4 November 09:30—4 November 2021
Bristol 25 March 09:30—25 March 2022
Hilperton 18 July 09:30—18 July 2022

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

Physical computing kit - KS3 micro:bitCP253

Explore physical computing using the micro:bit device and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students.

Cheltenham 20 October 09:30—20 October 2021
Malmesbury 8 December 09:30—16 December 2021
Swindon 22 February 09:30—22 February 2022
Cheltenham 27 April 09:30—27 April 2022
Bristol 26 May 09:30—26 May 2022

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

Physical computing kit - KS4 Raspberry Pi PicoCP254

Explore physical computing using the Raspberry Pi Pico device and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students.

Cheltenham 20 October 11:30—20 October 2021
Malmesbury 8 December 11:30—8 December 2021
Swindon 22 February 11:30—22 February 2022
Cheltenham 27 April 11:30—27 April 2022
Bristol 26 May 11:30—26 May 2022

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Practical work Algorithms Computer systems Programming Physical computing Computing Key stage 4

Primary programming and algorithms - remoteCP455

Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy.

Live remote training 29 November 14:30—7 December 2021
Live remote training 14 February 16:00—2 March 2022
Live remote training 18 May 13:30—26 May 2022

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary 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 4 November 16:15—11 November 2021
Live remote training 6 December 16:00—14 December 2021
Live remote training 30 March 16:00—26 April 2022
Live remote training 9 June 16:00—20 June 2022

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

Cheltenham 17 November 09:30—17 November 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: advanced subject knowledge, implementation and testing - face to faceCP243

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring advanced programming techniques then implementing and testing these in a working solution.

Cheltenham 1 December 09:30—1 December 2021
Cheltenham 9 February 09:30—9 February 2022

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 28 September 14:30—7 October 2021
Live remote training 24 November 16:15—2 December 2021
Live remote training 16 February 16:30—7 March 2022
Live remote training 27 June 16:30—11 July 2022

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 28 October 09:30—28 October 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 15 November 16:00—23 November 2021
Live remote training 15 March 16:00—28 March 2022

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 1 - remoteCP452

This course aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Live remote training 9 November 16:00—1 December 2021

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Leadership Computer networks Computer systems Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 2 Primary 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 18 November 16:30—1 December 2021
Live remote training 17 March 16:30—29 March 2022

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Computer networks Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator