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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 Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

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

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020
  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 2021

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

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

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020
  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 2021

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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 5 October—13 December 2020

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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 3 August—4 October 2020
  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 2021

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Computing 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 5 October—6 December 2020

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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 5 October—6 December 2020

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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 7 September—8 November 2020
  • Online Course 7 December—7 February 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 5 October—6 December 2020

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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 7 September—8 November 2020
  • Online Course 7 December—7 February 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 20 July—28 September 2020
  • Online Course 5 October—13 December 2020

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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 3 August—11 October 2020
  • Online Course 2 November—10 January 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 7 September—8 November 2020
  • Online Course 7 December—7 February 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 5 October—6 December 2020

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

Programming with GUIsCO217

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

  • Online Course 3 August—4 October 2020
  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 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 7 September—8 November 2020
  • Online Course 7 December—7 February 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 5 October—6 December 2020

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Programming CS Accelerator

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 7 September—15 November 2020
  • Online Course 7 December—14 February 2021

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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 3 August—4 October 2020
  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 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 3 August—4 October 2020
  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator