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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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Adapted teaching and effective learning interventions in secondary computingCP448

Develop an evidence-informed approach to education recovery over a sustained period, securing the computing education of young people following a period of great disruption.

Live remote training 12 December 09:00—12 December 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

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.

Darlington 29 September 09:00—29 September 2022
Hatfield 25 October 09:30—25 October 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

Assessment and progression in KS3 computing - BlendedCP213

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.

Live remote training 27 September 15:30—11 October 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Secondary 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
Live remote training 18 January 09:30—18 January 2023
Live remote training 9 June 09:30—9 June 2023

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Cross curricular Pedagogy Primary certificate

Collaboration in KS3 programmingCP437

Engage students and build awareness of the collaborative nature of programming in the real world, through evidence-based teaching approaches.

Dates coming soon. Contact your local Computing Hub for more information.

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Leadership Pedagogy Careers Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

Computing for specialist teachers of autistic studentsCP291

Plan and teach an effective computing curriculum for students with autism in a specialist setting.

Dates coming soon. Contact your local Computing Hub for more information.

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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.

Lincoln 19 May 09:30—19 May 2023

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Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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.

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Creative digital media projectsCP414

Lead students through the full digital media project life-cycle, in engaging projects suitable for KS3 and KS4 computing.

Live remote training 8 November 16:00—16 November 2022

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Data-driven IT projects in secondary computingCP485

Develop the required technical skills and teaching approaches for data-rich IT projects in computing.

Live remote training 11 October 09:30—11 October 2022

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Practical work Data & information Pedagogy Mathematics Secondary certificate

Encouraging girls into GCSE computer science - remote - short courseCP440

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 September 16:00—15 September 2022
Live remote training 22 November 15:30—22 November 2022
Live remote training 6 February 16:30—6 February 2023

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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).

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Leadership Pedagogy Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Impact of Technology: How To Lead Classroom DiscussionsCO215

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

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

Improving Computing Classroom Practice Through Action ResearchCO030

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

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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.

Kingston-upon-Hull 26 September 09:00—26 September 2022
Wellington 27 September 09:15—27 September 2022
12 October 09:00—12 October 2022
Petworth 14 October 09:30—14 October 2022
Barnstaple 4 November 09:30—4 November 2022
Exeter 17 November 09:00—17 November 2022
Ilminster 12 January 09:15—12 January 2023
Wellington 27 April 09:15—27 April 2023

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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
Live remote training 14 September 14:00—18 October 2022
Live remote training 19 September 13:30—3 October 2022
Live remote training 19 September 14:00—27 September 2022
Live remote training 29 September 09:30—29 September 2022
Live remote training 11 October 14:30—13 October 2022
Live remote training 10 November 09:30—25 November 2022
Live remote training 11 November 09:30—11 November 2022
Live remote training 1 December 09:00—1 December 2022
Live remote training 9 January 14:00—9 February 2023
Live remote training 6 March 14:00—14 March 2023
Live remote training 20 April 14:00—18 May 2023
Live remote training 15 June 09:30—23 June 2023

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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.

Aylesbury 22 September 13:00—22 September 2022
Live remote training 11 October 16:00—11 October 2022
Hastings 12 October 16:00—12 October 2022
Eastbourne 3 November 16:00—3 November 2022
Coventry 21 November 15:00—21 November 2022
Exeter 7 December 15:30—7 December 2022
Maidstone 15 December 16:00—15 December 2022
Chesterfield 10 January 15:00—10 January 2023
Bilston 12 January 15:00—12 January 2023

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Programming Pedagogy Physical computing Key stage 2

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.

Dates coming soon. Contact your local Computing Hub for more information.

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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
Live remote training 29 November 14:30—1 December 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 3 Secondary 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

Bingley 12 October 09:30—12 October 2022
Cambridge 14 December 09:30—14 December 2022

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Safety & Security Pedagogy Key stage 4 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
Kingston-upon-Hull 12 September 09:00—3 October 2022
York 22 September 09:00—6 October 2022
Wickford 28 September 09:30—12 October 2022
Darlington 30 September 09:00—7 October 2022
Huntingdon 30 September 10:00—14 October 2022
Blyth 5 October 09:00—10 October 2022
Stoke-on-Trent 6 October 09:00—20 October 2022
Coventry 7 October 09:00—19 October 2022
Eastbourne 11 October 09:30—18 October 2022
Wellington 12 October 09:15—23 November 2022
13 October 09:00—3 November 2022
Exeter 19 October 09:00—9 November 2022
Canterbury 20 October 09:30—8 November 2022
Hatfield 25 October 09:00—1 November 2022
Grantham 14 November 09:30—6 December 2022
Halesowen 15 November 09:00—29 November 2022
Gravesend 15 November 09:30—29 November 2022
Wellington 16 May 09:15—29 June 2023

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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 10 October 09:00—18 October 2022
Live remote training 9 November 09:30—10 November 2022
Live remote training 5 December 09:00—12 December 2022
Live remote training 5 January 14:00—30 March 2023
Live remote training 10 January 09:00—11 January 2023
Live remote training 19 January 09:30—26 January 2023
Live remote training 3 February 09:00—16 February 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
Live remote training 6 June 09:30—7 June 2023

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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.

Leicester 22 September 09:00—6 October 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy 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 23 September 09:00—30 September 2022
Live remote training 29 September 09:00—6 October 2022
Live remote training 24 November 09:00—1 December 2022

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Leadership Pedagogy Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

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.

Nottingham 14 October 09:30—14 October 2022
Barnstaple 25 November 09:30—25 November 2022
Grantham 23 January 09:30—23 January 2023
Coventry 26 January 09:00—26 January 2023
Chesterfield 27 January 09:00—27 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.

Cambridge 15 August 09:00—15 August 2022
Orpington 8 September 16:00—8 September 2022
Leicester 9 September 16:00—9 September 2022
Live remote training 12 September 16:00—12 September 2022
Malvern Wells 20 September 15:30—20 September 2022
Aylesbury 22 September 09:00—22 September 2022
Redditch 27 September 15:30—27 September 2022
Leicester 7 October 16:00—7 October 2022
St Leonards-on-Sea 11 October 16:00—11 October 2022
Orpington 31 October 16:00—31 October 2022
Eastbourne 1 November 16:00—1 November 2022
Dartford 1 November 16:00—1 November 2022
Exeter 16 November 15:30—16 November 2022
Coventry 21 November 13:00—21 November 2022
13 December 16:00—13 December 2022
Orpington 5 January 16:00—5 January 2023
Chesterfield 10 January 13:00—10 January 2023
Bilston 12 January 13:00—12 January 2023
Orpington 20 February 16:00—20 February 2023
Orpington 17 April 16:00—17 April 2023
Orpington 5 June 16:00—5 June 2023

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Physical computing kit - KS3 micro:bit - short courseCP253

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

Cambridge 15 August 13:00—15 August 2022
Petworth 9 September 15:30—9 September 2022
Orpington 12 September 16:00—12 September 2022
Chichester 16 September 15:30—16 September 2022
Cheltenham 12 October 09:30—12 October 2022
Orpington 1 November 16:00—1 November 2022
West Sussex 2 November 15:40—2 November 2022
Dartford 3 November 16:00—3 November 2022
Leicester 9 December 16:00—9 December 2022
Godalming 13 December 13:30—13 December 2022
Orpington 4 January 16:00—4 January 2023
Orpington 21 February 16:00—21 February 2023
Orpington 18 April 16:00—18 April 2023
Orpington 6 June 16:00—6 June 2023

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Physical computing kit - KS4 Raspberry Pi Pico - short courseCP254

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

Cheltenham 12 October 11:30—12 October 2022

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Practical work Algorithms Computer systems Pedagogy Physical computing Key stage 4

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 28 September 15:30—28 September 2022
Live remote training 28 September 15:30—28 September 2022
Live remote training 29 September 15:30—29 September 2022
Live remote training 4 October 15:45—4 October 2022
Live remote training 5 October 16:00—5 October 2022
Live remote training 10 October 15:30—10 October 2022
Live remote training 17 October 15:45—17 October 2022
Live remote training 19 October 16:00—19 October 2022
Live remote training 1 November 15:30—1 November 2022
Live remote training 17 November 15:30—17 November 2022
Live remote training 24 November 15:30—24 November 2022
Live remote training 5 December 13:30—5 December 2022
Live remote training 12 January 15:45—12 January 2023
Live remote training 19 January 15:30—19 January 2023
Live remote training 31 January 15:30—31 January 2023
Live remote training 15 March 16:00—15 March 2023
Live remote training 4 May 15:30—4 May 2023
Live remote training 5 July 16:00—5 July 2023

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Primary programming and algorithms - face to faceCP003

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

Wellington 22 September 09:15—22 September 2022
Hatfield 24 October 09:30—24 October 2022
Bilston 2 November 09:00—2 November 2022
Burton-on-Trent 3 November 09:00—3 November 2022
Buckden 11 November 09:30—11 November 2022
Darlington 16 November 09:00—16 November 2022
Gateshead 16 November 13:30—16 November 2022
Blyth 24 November 09:00—24 November 2022
Exeter 6 December 09:00—6 December 2022

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Algorithms Programming Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

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 23 September 09:00—23 September 2022
Live remote training 7 October 09:00—7 October 2022
Live remote training 3 November 09:30—3 November 2022
Live remote training 24 January 14:00—26 January 2023
Live remote training 12 June 14:00—10 July 2023

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Programming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Developing Computing TeachingCO020

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

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Programming Pedagogy Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Programming Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: Inspiring Computing TeachingCO222

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

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Programming Pedagogy Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

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

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

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Programming Pedagogy Computing Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

Solving computational problems in KS3 computingCP436

Build the capability of students to solve problems in computing, and be ready for GCSE Computer Science

Live remote training 11 October 13:00—12 October 2022
Live remote training 9 November 09:30—9 November 2022
Live remote training 28 November 09:00—28 November 2022
Live remote training 15 February 09:30—15 February 2023

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Pedagogy Key stage 3 Secondary certificate

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.

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Leadership Pedagogy Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Teaching Computing Systems and Networks to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO042

Improve your subject knowledge and develop your teaching to help young children understand the computing systems and networks around them.

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Computer networks Computer systems Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Teaching Data and Information to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO044

Increase your knowledge of data and information, and how you can teach young children about this topic.

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Data & information Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Teaching GCSE computer science developing knowledge and understanding - face to faceCP241

During this CPD you'll explore effective teaching strategies to build student knowledge for long-term recall, leading to confidence in assessments.

Orpington 5 October 09:30—5 October 2022
Leicester 10 November 09:00—10 November 2022

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Pedagogy Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Teaching GCSE computer science pedagogy for programming - face to faceCP242

Building on your prior subject knowledge of programming, this CPD helps teachers to teach others how to become effective programmers.

Orpington 19 October 09:30—19 October 2022
Leicester 24 November 09:00—24 November 2022

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Programming Pedagogy Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

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
Pudsey 13 October 09:00—13 October 2022
Hatfield 24 October 09:30—24 October 2022
Leicester 27 October 09:00—27 October 2022
Cambridge 2 November 09:00—2 November 2022
Pudsey 8 December 09:00—8 December 2022

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Impact of technology Pedagogy Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Teaching GCSE computer science: improving student engagement - remoteCP447

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

Live remote training 26 September 09:30—26 September 2022
Live remote training 28 February 09:30—28 February 2023

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Impact of technology Pedagogy Key stage 4 Secondary certificate

Teaching key stage 1 computing - face to faceCP001

Develop your confidence to teach the whole key stage 1 computing curriculum successfully.

Blyth 29 September 09:00—16 October 2022
Lincoln 11 October 09:30—11 November 2022
Darlington 13 October 09:00—19 October 2022
Leicester 4 November 09:00—11 November 2022
Gateshead 7 November 09:00—22 November 2022
Wellington 9 November 09:15—6 December 2022
10 November 09:30—1 December 2022
Buckden 3 March 10:00—10 March 2023
Wellington 10 May 09:15—14 June 2023

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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 20 September 09:00—20 September 2022
Live remote training 22 September 09:00—22 September 2022
Live remote training 4 October 14:30—6 October 2022
Live remote training 16 January 14:00—6 February 2023

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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 29 November 14:30—1 December 2022
Live remote training 27 February 14:00—27 March 2023

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Teaching key stage 2 computing - face to faceCP002

Broaden your understanding of computer systems, networks and the internet to teach key stage 2 computing.

Lincoln 18 October 09:30—22 November 2022
7 November 09:30—21 November 2022
Kingston-upon-Hull 14 November 09:00—28 November 2022
Buckden 18 November 10:00—25 November 2022
Leicester 25 November 09:00—2 December 2022
Wellington 21 February 09:15—23 March 2023

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Teaching key stage 2 computing - module 1 - remoteCP452

This course aims to deepen understanding of the subject knowledge and pedagogy needed to effectively teach the computing curriculum in KS2.

Live remote training 15 September 14:30—6 October 2022
Live remote training 5 October 13:30—12 October 2022
Live remote training 11 October 09:00—13 October 2022
Live remote training 3 November 09:00—3 November 2022
Live remote training 24 April 14:00—6 June 2023

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Teaching key stage 2 computing - module 2 - remoteCP453

This course aims to deepen understanding of the subject knowledge and pedagogy needed to effectively teach the computing curriculum in KS2.

Live remote training 16 November 14:00—1 December 2022
Live remote training 22 November 14:30—24 November 2022
Live remote training 21 June 14:00—12 July 2023

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Cross curricular Leadership Data & information Impact of technology Pedagogy Key stage 2 Primary certificate

Teaching Physical Computing to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO043

Teach your young learners how to create electronic circuits, then learn to control them using block-based programming languages.

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Teaching Programming to 5- to 11-year-oldsCO041

Build your subject knowledge and develop your skills in teaching programming

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