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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 6 October 09:00—6 October 2022

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 28 September 10:00—28 September 2022

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Key stage 3 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 6 March 09:00—6 March 2023

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

Assessing computational thinking in primary schools - short courseCP457

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

Live remote training 7 February 15:45—7 February 2023

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Assessment and progression in KS3 computingCP212

For Key Stage 3 computing teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers the key formative and assessment strategies needed in key stage 3 and beyond, including strategies relating to programming.

Ashton-under-Lyne 26 September 09:00—26 September 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

Assessment of primary computingCP007

Develop your confidence and knowledge in assessing computing across the primary age range.

Ashton-under-Lyne 26 September 09:00—26 September 2022

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Leadership Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Authentic contexts for primary computingCP405

Explore ways to introduce contexts relating to cross-curricular topics, everyday life, and the wider world. These strategies will enable pupils to understand the practical applications of computing and explore career opportunities in an informal way.

Live remote training 24 October 09:00—24 October 2022

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Cross curricular Pedagogy Primary certificate

Careers and enrichment in primary computing with STEM Ambassadors in your region - short courseCP441

Bring authentic contexts to the computing curriculum, helping children understand the subject's importance.

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

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Cross curricular Leadership Careers Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Computer systems: input, output and storage - remoteCP421

Take your first steps to opening up the computer, exploring the main components, their role and how they work together in computer systems.

Live remote training 25 November 09:00—25 November 2022

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Computer systems Data & information Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computing on a budgetCP262

This course aims to support teachers and subject leads in providing the best computing experience for all children without having to buy devices and equipment.

Ashton-under-Lyne 3 October 09:00—3 October 2022

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Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary 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 24 October 10:00—24 October 2022

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

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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 5 October 10:00—5 October 2022

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

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 23 January 09:00—23 January 2023

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Computer networks Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to primary computing - face to faceCP004

Computing in primary schools is a practical, creative and knowledge-rich subject. This course provides teachers with the knowledge and confidence to get started on the journey to outstanding computing in your school, whether you’re a subject coordinator or another interested teacher.

Ashton-under-Lyne 10 October 09:00—10 October 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 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 13 September 09:00—13 September 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

KS3 computing (module 1): Creative curriculum design principlesCP247

Start to design a computing curriculum that supports deep learning by all students throughout KS3.

Ashton-under-Lyne 3 October 09:00—3 October 2022

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

KS3 computing (module 2): Creative curriculum content, sequencing and pedagogyCP248

Develop a knowledge-based curriculum for excellent in KS3, supported by the most effective teaching approaches.

Ashton-under-Lyne 10 October 09:00—10 October 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

KS3 computing (module 2): creative curriculum content, sequencing and pedagogy (remote)CP458

Develop a knowledge-based curriculum for excellent in KS3, supported by the most effective teaching approaches.

Live remote training 11 November 09:00—11 November 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

KS3 computing (module 3): Creative curriculum enrichment and inclusionCP249

Put computational thinking at the heart of an inclusive and equitable curriculum, and broaden the appeal of computing.

Ashton-under-Lyne 24 October 09:00—24 October 2022

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

KS3 computing (module 3): Creative curriculum enrichment and inclusion (remote)CP449

Put computational thinking at the heart of an inclusive and equitable curriculum, and broaden the appeal of computing.

Live remote training 14 November 09:00—14 November 2022

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Cross curricular Leadership Careers Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

Leading primary computing - face to faceCP008

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

Ashton-under-Lyne 9 September 10:00—7 October 2022
Ashton-under-Lyne 17 October 09:00—18 October 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 15 September 09:00—16 September 2022
Live remote training 3 October 09:00—4 October 2022
Live remote training 5 December 09:00—12 December 2022
Live remote training 10 January 09:00—11 January 2023
Live remote training 13 February 09:00—14 February 2023
Live remote training 2 March 09:00—13 March 2023
Live remote training 18 April 09:00—25 April 2023
Live remote training 17 May 09:00—18 May 2023

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Leadership Pedagogy 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 15 March 09:00—15 March 2023

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

New subject leaders of secondary computing -remoteCP411

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

Live remote training 23 September 09:00—30 September 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

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 17 October 15:45—17 October 2022

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Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2

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 22 November 10:00—22 November 2022

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Programming 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 17 November 09:00—17 November 2022

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Programming Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 13 December 09:00—13 December 2022

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Algorithms Programming 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 19 October 09:00—19 October 2022

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Programming Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - face to faceCP220

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

Ashton-under-Lyne 7 November 09:00—7 November 2022

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Algorithms Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 20 October 09:00—20 October 2022
Live remote training 1 December 09:00—1 December 2022

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Algorithms Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching key stage 1 computing - module 1 - remoteCP450

This course is designed to give you confidence in teaching the key stage 1 computing curriculum, including foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world.

Live remote training 19 September 09:00—19 September 2022
Live remote training 20 September 09:00—20 September 2022

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Leadership Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming Pedagogy Key stage 1 Primary certificate

Teaching key stage 1 computing - module 2 - remoteCP451

The second module of this course covers digital literacy and information technology, covering the whole computing curriculum. Find out how to use software creatively, safely and responsibly for inspiring projects, and plan a rigorous and inclusive curriculum .

Live remote training 28 September 09:00—28 September 2022
Live remote training 18 October 09:00—18 October 2022

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Leadership Computer networks Impact of technology Safety & Security Pedagogy 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.

Ashton-under-Lyne 31 October 09:00—2 November 2022

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Cross curricular Leadership Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Safety & Security Pedagogy 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 9 December 09:00—9 December 2022

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Computer networks Safety & Security Key stage 4 CS Accelerator