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We have adapted our programmes to enable you to participate from home:

Courses

We offer professional development courses to support the teaching of computing from Key Stages 1-4.

Remote courses

To fully support teachers, we have adapted our face-to-face courses to be delivered remotely across a series of short sessions.

Online courses

Take part in any of our free online courses and learn at your own pace.

Find a course:

Computer processors - remoteCP431

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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 21 July 10:00—3 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 November 16:00—7 December 2020

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Fundamentals of computer networks - remoteCP422

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

  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 11:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 15:30—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 09:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 10:00—29 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 13:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 13:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 August 09:30—19 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 September 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 18:30—22 October 2020

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science - remoteCP428

Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in the text based language Python.

  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 10:00—27 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 15:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 July 09:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 July 10:00—12 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 09:00—14 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 August 09:00—12 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 September 16:00—25 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 October 16:00—13 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 November 16:00—1 December 2020

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science - remoteCP438

Learn about the different components of computer hardware, including devices not instantly recognisable as computers.

  • Remote delivered CPD 16 July 14:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 09:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 July 14:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 11:00—14 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 August 10:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 August 09:30—26 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 September 16:00—23 September 2020

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

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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 11:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 11:00—20 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 13:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 11:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 15:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 September 16:00—17 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 September 15:30—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 September 10:00—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 October 10:00—5 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 November 15:30—3 December 2020

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

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 15 July 15:00—27 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 09:00—20 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 15:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 15:00—10 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 August 09:00—3 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 September 16:00—8 October 2020

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

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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 10:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 13:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 13:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 15:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 September 00:00—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 September 00:00—30 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 00:00—2 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 16:00—1 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 November 00:00—18 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 November 16:00—19 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 November 00:00—26 November 2020

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Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration - remoteCP423

Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks.

  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 11:00—6 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 13:00—10 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 August 10:00—25 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 September 16:00—21 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 September 16:00—5 October 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Python programming: working with data - remoteCP433

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

  • Remote delivered CPD 14 July 11:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 July 14:00—1 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 July 11:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 14:00—15 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 15:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 August 09:00—10 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 August 17:30—12 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 November 16:00—20 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 November 16:00—24 November 2020

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Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode - remoteCP420

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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 10:00—22 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 13:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 15:00—4 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 10:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 July 14:00—7 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 10:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 September 18:30—21 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 November 16:00—23 November 2020

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Teaching and leading 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.

  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 09:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 14:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 September 16:00—22 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 16:00—30 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 October 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 October 16:00—22 October 2020

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Leadership Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 1

Teaching and leading 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 .

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 09:00—21 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 15:00—21 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 14:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 09:00—10 August 2020
  • 5 August 14:00—11 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 16:00—13 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 November 16:00—11 November 2020

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Leadership Computer networks Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 1

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 1 - remoteCP452

This course aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 10:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 14:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 September 16:00—2 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 September 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 October 00:00—15 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 October 00:00—12 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 November 16:00—2 December 2020

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Leadership Computer networks Computer systems Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 2

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 2 - remoteCP453

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum.

  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 10:00—23 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 11:00—23 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 14:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 10:00—13 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 August 14:00—13 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 October 16:00—22 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 October 00:00—15 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 November 00:00—12 November 2020

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Cross curricular Leadership Data & information Impact of technology Computing Key stage 2

The internet and cyber security - remoteCP432

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

  • Remote delivered CPD 14 July 09:30—16 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 July 13:00—28 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 July 09:00—30 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 July 11:00—31 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 July 13:00—11 August 2020
  • 30 July 09:00—12 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 October 16:00—21 October 2020

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Computer networks Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator