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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.

  • Gloucester 12 January 09:00—12 January 2021
  • Milton Keynes 17 June 09:30—17 June 2021

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

An Introduction to Computer Networking for TeachersCO214

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

  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 2021

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Computer networks 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.

  • Derby 5 February 09:30—5 February 2021
  • Milton Keynes 30 June 09:30—30 June 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 February—5 February 2021

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

Computer processors and instruction sets - 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.

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Computer systems 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 7 December—31 January 2021

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Cross curricular Leadership Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Creative computing for key stage 3 - face to faceCP206

This course will provide you with the theory, background and practical application to design and build a curriculum leading to increased engagement and student success

  • Milton Keynes 29 April 09:30—24 June 2021

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Leadership Algorithms Programming Computing Key stage 3

Design and Prototype Embedded Computer SystemsCO218

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

  • Online Course 2 November—3 January 2021

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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

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Computer networks 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
  • Online Course 4 January—1 February 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 2 November—3 January 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

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
  • Online Course 4 January—25 January 2021

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Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Safety & Security Computing Key stage 3 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 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
  • Online Course 4 January—25 January 2021

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Programming Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 25 November 16:30—9 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 December 16:00—17 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 December 09:30—8 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 December 15:40—17 January 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 January 16:00—18 January 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 January 16:30—2 February 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 January 09:00—20 January 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 January 09:00—22 January 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 February 09:30—2 February 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 February 16:00—4 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 February 15:30—25 February 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 February 16:00—2 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 February 09:00—26 February 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 March 16:30—18 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 March 09:30—2 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 09:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 March 10:30—28 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 April 16:30—13 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 May 17:00—13 May 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 June 16:30—1 July 2021

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

KS3 computing for the non-specialist teacher - face to faceCP215

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.

  • Derby 22 January 09:30—22 January 2021
  • Derby 4 March 09:30—4 March 2021

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Algorithms Computer systems Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3

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.

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Leadership Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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 5 October—13 December 2020
  • Online Course 4 January—1 February 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 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 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
  • Online Course 4 January—25 January 2021

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

Programming Pedagogy in Secondary Schools: Inspiring Computing TeachingCO222

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

  • Online Course 7 December—7 February 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration - face to faceCP223

Develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language.

  • Grays 24 March 09:30—24 March 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 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.

  • Derby 4 February 09:30—4 February 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

Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to LifeCO209

Learn how data is represented through media; audio, visual and text.

  • Online Course 7 December—7 February 2021

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Data & information Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 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 2 November—10 January 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3

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.

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 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 December—14 February 2021

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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.

  • 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

Understanding Computer SystemsCO212

Understand how the components of a computer system interact with each other on this online course for computing teachers.

  • 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 2 November—3 January 2021

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Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator