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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, with bursaries available for schools and colleges to help you participate.

Choose how and when you want to learn, through face-to-face, online, or live remote training.

Select individual courses, or make your learning go further, by enrolling on our national certification programmes in primary computing, GCSE computer science subject knowledge or secondary computing.

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Advanced GCSE Computer Science - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021CP251

This Easter, use the 'advanced teaching of GCSE computer science' pathway to upskill with the advanced topics of GCSE computer science.

  • Remote delivered CPD 16 April 10:00—17 April 2021

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 3 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.

  • Reading 20 April 10:30—20 April 2021
  • Reading 10 May 10:30—10 May 2021

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

An Introduction to Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

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

  • 4 May—22 June 2021

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 3 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.

  • Reading 27 April 10:30—27 April 2021
  • Reading 15 June 10:30—15 June 2021
  • Malmesbury 5 July 09:00—5 July 2021

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

An introduction to teaching robotics using VEXcode VRCP301

Learn how to program and control a virtual robot using free software from VEX.

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Practical work Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Computer processors and instruction sets - face to faceCP231

Explore the core of a modern computer. Learn how the instructions that humans write in computer programs are translated into machine code that the computer can process.

  • York 14 April 09:15—14 April 2021
  • Gloucester 21 May 09:00—21 May 2021
  • Gloucester 30 June 09:00—30 June 2021

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer systems: input, output and storage - face to faceCP221

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

  • Gloucester 12 May 09:00—12 May 2021
  • Gloucester 14 June 09:00—14 June 2021

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 16:30—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 March 16:00—23 March 2021

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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.

  • Online Course 1 March—26 April 2021
  • Online Course 1 March—15 March 2021

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Cross curricular Leadership Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Primary Secondary

Creative computing for key stage 3 - face to faceCP206

This course will provide you with the theory, background and practical application to design and build a curriculum leading to increased engagement and student success

  • Reading 12 May 10:00—20 May 2021

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Leadership Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 3 Secondary

Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

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

  • Online Course 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Enriching secondary computing with STEM Ambassadors in your regionCP446

Bring computing careers into the classroom with STEM Ambassadors - volunteers from the world of work.

  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 15:30—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 16:00—10 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 16:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 16:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 March 16:30—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 April 16:00—27 April 2021

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Impact of technology Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Fundamentals of computer networks - face to faceCP222

Learn how computers of all shapes and sizes are connected physically, or wireless, and how this arrangement affects how data is shared

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

How Computers Work: Demystifying ComputationCO206

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

  • Online Course 4 January—15 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—14 June 2021

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Computing Mathematics Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Impact of Technology: How To Lead Classroom DiscussionsCO215

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

  • Online Course 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Improving Computing Classroom Practice Through Action ResearchCO030

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

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Primary Secondary

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.

  • York 22 March 09:00—23 March 2021
  • Reading 9 June 10:00—10 June 2021

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Practical work Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 26 April 10:00—30 April 2021

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Practical work Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Design and technology Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to Cybersecurity for TeachersCO216

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

  • Online Course 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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

Introduction to Encryption and CryptographyCO220

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

  • Online Course 1 March—26 April 2021

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Computer networks Data & information Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to Web DevelopmentCO221

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

  • Online Course 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Key stage 3 computing for the non specialist teacher - remoteCP445

For Key Stage 3 computing teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers the key subject knowledge topics required to teach the computing Key Stage 3 programme of study.

  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 15:45—19 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 March 15:45—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 March 14:00—29 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 March 09:30—12 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 March 14:00—22 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 March 16:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 09:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 March 13:30—30 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 31 March 10:00—31 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 April 16:30—13 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 May 17:00—13 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 June 16:30—1 July 2021

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 3

KS3 computing (module 1): Creative curriculum design principlesCP247

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

  • Reading 23 April 10:00—23 April 2021
  • Milton Keynes 29 April 09:30—29 April 2021
  • Reading 29 June 10:30—29 June 2021

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary

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.

  • Milton Keynes 13 May 09:30—13 May 2021
  • Reading 6 July 10:30—6 July 2021

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary

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.

  • Milton Keynes 24 June 09:30—24 June 2021
  • Reading 3 July 15:45—13 July 2021

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Leadership Key stage 3 Secondary

KS3 computing for the non-specialist teacher - face to faceCP215

For Key Stage 3 computing teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers the key subject knowledge topics required to teach the computing Key Stage 3 programme of study.

  • Reading 30 April 10:30—30 April 2021
  • 11 May 10:30—11 May 2021

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3

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.

  • Portsmouth 26 May 10:00—27 May 2021

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

New to computing - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021CP250

This Easter, use the 'new to computing' pathway to upskill and develop confidence in teaching up to and including GCSE computer science.

  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 09:00—6 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 April 09:00—20 April 2021

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

New to computing pathway for Business teachersCP470

For Business teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

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

New to computing pathway for PE teachersCP471

For PE teachers who are new to computing and looking to develop their subject knowledge, this learning pathway will give you a comprehensive introduction to the entire computer science curriculum up to GCSE level.

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

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.

  • Online Course 4 January—15 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—14 June 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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

  • Online Course 1 February—12 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—29 June 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Online Course 1 March—10 May 2021

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Online Course 4 January—8 March 2021
  • Online Course 5 April—7 June 2021

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Data & information Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Programming Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: Inspiring Computing TeachingCO222

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

  • Online Course 1 March—3 May 2021
  • Online Course 1 March—22 March 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

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

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

  • Grays 24 March 09:30—24 March 2021
  • Gloucester 22 June 09:00—22 June 2021
  • Gloucester 22 July 09:00—22 July 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: working with data - face to faceCP233

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

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 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

  • Gloucester 8 June 09:00—8 June 2021
  • Swindon 19 July 09:00—19 July 2021

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to LifeCO209

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

  • Online Course 1 March—3 May 2021

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Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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

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

  • Online Course 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—29 June 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Secondary

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.

  • Swindon 26 May 09:00—26 May 2021
  • Malmesbury 28 June 09:00—28 June 2021

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Online Course 1 March—2 May 2021

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

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

  • Online Course 1 March—10 May 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary

The internet and cyber-security - face to faceCP232

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

  • Swindon 21 April 09:00—21 April 2021
  • Gloucester 16 June 09:00—16 June 2021

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

Understanding Computer SystemsCO212

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

  • Online Course 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Online Course 1 February—5 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—22 June 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator