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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 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

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

GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - face to faceCP205

This course helps teachers of GCSE to develop their classroom practice and deliver outstanding teaching of GCSE computer science

  • Milton Keynes 28 April 09:30—14 July 2021
  • Reading 28 April 10:00—23 June 2021

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Cross curricular Impact of technology Programming Computing Key stage 4

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.

  • Didcot 27 January 09:30—27 January 2021
  • Milton Keynes 22 April 09:30—22 April 2021

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Leadership Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

KS4 computing for all - face to faceCP207

This action-oriented professional development course explores the options available to computing teachers in different school contexts

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Cross curricular Leadership Impact of technology Safety & Security Computing Key stage 4

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

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: 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: analysis, design and evaluation - face to faceCP244

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.

  • 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

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

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