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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, or GCSE computer science.

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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.

  • Derby 20 November 09:30—20 November 2020
  • Milton Keynes 14 June 09:30—14 June 2021

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Algorithms Data & information Programming 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.

  • Tonbridge 15 December 09:30—15 December 2020
  • Derby 5 February 09:30—5 February 2021
  • Milton Keynes 22 June 09:30—22 June 2021

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

Computer processors - 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.

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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.

  • Maidstone 17 November 09:30—17 November 2020

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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

  • Maidstone 1 December 09:30—1 December 2020

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 3 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.

  • Milton Keynes 19 January 09:30—19 January 2021
  • Milton Keynes 22 April 09:30—22 April 2021

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Leadership 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.

  • Canterbury 18 November 09:30—18 November 2020
  • Derby 19 November 09:30—19 November 2020
  • Grays 30 November 09:30—30 November 2020
  • Milton Keynes 25 February 09:30—25 February 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming projects: 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.

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming projects: analysis, design and evaluationCP244

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring the analysis, design and evaluation stages of the software development life cycle.

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Algorithms Programming Computing 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.

  • Canterbury 24 November 09:30—24 November 2020
  • Derby 4 February 09:30—4 February 2021
  • Milton Keynes 11 March 09:30—11 March 2021

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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

  • Derby 11 March 09:30—11 March 2021

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Algorithms Computing 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.

  • Reading 21 September 09:30—21 September 2020

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

The internet and cyber-security - face to faceCP232

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

  • Tonbridge 2 December 09:30—2 December 2020
  • Derby 18 March 09:30—18 March 2021

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