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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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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

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

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

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).

  • Online Course 15 February—26 April 2021

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

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 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 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.

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

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Data & information 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

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.

  • Online Course 1 March—3 May 2021

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Computer networks Programming 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 Primary Schools: Developing Computing TeachingCO020

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

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

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Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

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

Programming with GUIsCO217

Discover how to build your own Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Python and guizero.

  • Online Course 1 February—12 April 2021
  • Online Course 4 May—15 June 2021

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Computing 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

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

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

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Programming 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

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

Teaching Programming in Primary SchoolsCO010

Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch

  • Online Course 4 January—15 March 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary

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