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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.

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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 09:00—20 November 2020

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

An 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 4 August 09:00—14 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 August 09:00—12 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 August 09:30—20 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 September 16:00—25 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 September 16:00—29 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 September 16:15—28 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 September 16:00—13 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 September 09:30—8 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 October 16:45—15 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 00:00—7 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 13 October 15:30—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 October 16:00—12 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 October 09:30—28 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 November 17:00—3 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 November 00:00—20 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 November 16:00—24 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 November 16:00—24 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 November 16:00—9 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 November 10:00—19 November 2020

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Algorithms Data & information Programming Computing 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 January 09:00—5 January 2021

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

An 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 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
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 September 09:00—16 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 September 09:30—8 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 October 16:00—20 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 October 16:15—19 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 November 14:30—20 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 November 15:30—30 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 November 17:00—19 November 2020

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Computer networks Computer systems Safety & Security Computing 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.

  • Derby 9 October 09:00—9 October 2020

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 19 August 10:00—20 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 September 17:00—18 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 September 17:00—25 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 September 17:00—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 September 17:00—2 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 October 17:00—9 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 October 10:00—8 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 October 17:00—16 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 October 17:00—23 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 October 00:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 November 16:15—9 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 13 November 13:30—27 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 November 16:00—30 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 November 16:00—7 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 December 16:00—15 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 December 16:00—9 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 December 09:30—10 December 2020

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Computer systems Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Computer science essentials summer schoolCP246

Get ready to teach computer science at GCSE level. After an introduction to all aspects of the GCSE specification including networks, computer systems, data and cyber-security, you'll then take a deep dive into Python programming.

  • York 25 August 09:00—28 August 2020

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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

  • Derby 16 October 09:00—16 October 2020
  • Maidstone 1 December 09:30—1 December 2020

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Computer networks Computing Key stage 3 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 4 August 13:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 August 09:30—19 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 18 August 09:30—20 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 August 09:30—28 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 September 18:30—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 September 09:30—11 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 September 15:30—23 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 September 16:00—28 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 16:00—28 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 September 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 October 16:00—2 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 October 16:00—12 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 October 16:00—20 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 18:30—22 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 October 16:00—19 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 October 16:00—5 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 November 16:00—18 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 November 16:00—19 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 November 10:00—17 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 November 16:00—3 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 November 09:30—27 November 2020

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Computer networks Computing 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

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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.

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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

NCCE facilitator development programme (stage one) - Invitation OnlyCP725

Become an accredited Associate Facilitator of our National Centre of Computing Education CPD.

  • Gateshead 17 September 09:30—8 October 2020

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Train the trainer Computing Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4

NCCE Train the TrainerCP705

Successfully plan and deliver courses to other course facilitators

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Train the trainer Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4

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 25 August 10:00—25 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 September 16:00—21 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 September 13:30—25 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 September 16:00—18 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 September 16:00—17 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 September 17:30—17 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 September 16:00—30 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 September 09:30—17 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 21 September 17:00—22 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 17:30—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 September 16:00—5 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 September 16:15—6 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 September 17:30—1 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 September 15:45—14 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 October 16:00—15 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 October 17:30—8 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 13 October 17:30—15 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 October 17:30—22 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 October 00:00—23 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 October 09:30—26 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 October 09:30—29 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 November 16:00—9 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 November 16:00—17 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 November 09:30—6 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 November 16:00—12 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 November 15:15—26 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 November 16:00—30 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 December 16:00—3 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 December 15:45—14 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 December 16:00—17 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 December 00:00—15 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 December 16:00—15 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 December 09:30—10 December 2020

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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 6 November 09:30—6 November 2020
  • Derby 19 November 09:00—19 November 2020
  • Grays 30 November 09:30—30 November 2020

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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.

  • Canterbury 24 November 09:30—24 November 2020
  • Derby 4 February 09:00—4 February 2021

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 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 4 August 14:00—15 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 August 15:00—17 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 August 10:00—10 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 16:00—29 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 September 16:00—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 23 September 17:00—24 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 September 14:30—8 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 September 16:00—12 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 5 October 17:00—14 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 October 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 October 13:30—23 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 October 16:00—23 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 20 October 16:00—22 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 October 09:30—27 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 October 09:00—30 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 November 16:00—13 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 November 15:45—19 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 November 17:00—5 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 November 16:00—25 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 November 16:00—23 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 13 November 09:30—13 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 16 November 16:00—23 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 November 16:00—19 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 November 09:00—25 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 November 09:00—30 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 December 16:00—16 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 December 16:00—14 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 December 16:00—10 December 2020

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Programming Computing 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 09:00—11 March 2021

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Algorithms Computing Key stage 3 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 17 August 10:00—18 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 August 09:30—27 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 September 18:30—21 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 September 16:00—22 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 14 September 16:00—28 September 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 17 September 16:00—1 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 September 19:00—5 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 October 17:00—10 October 2020
  • 12 October 17:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 October 18:30—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 19 October 00:00—22 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 October 09:30—29 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 November 16:00—5 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 9 November 16:00—23 November 2020
  • 9 November 19:00—18 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 November 16:00—7 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 November 17:00—1 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 30 November 17:00—9 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 2 December 16:00—16 December 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 January 19:00—18 January 2021

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Algorithms Computing 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

Summer school for early-career secondary computing teachers - face to faceCP245

An intensive subject knowledge enhancement summer school for early career teachers of GCSE computer Science, leading to recognised certification. Suitable for specialists, and teachers wishing to add computing as a second specialism.

  • York 10 August 09:00—13 August 2020

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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 20 August 09:30—21 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 August 09:30—27 August 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 15 September 16:00—6 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 28 September 16:45—7 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 7 October 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 October 16:00—21 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 October 16:00—23 October 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 4 November 15:45—10 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 11 November 16:00—25 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 November 10:00—24 November 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 November 09:30—27 November 2020

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Computer networks Safety & Security Computing 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 09:00—18 March 2021

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