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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, GCSE computer science subject knowledge or secondary computing.

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Advanced GCSE Computer Science - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021CP251

This Easter, use the 'advanced teaching of GCSE computer science' pathway to upskill with the advanced topics of GCSE computer science.

  • Remote delivered CPD 16 April 10:00—17 April 2021

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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.

  • Reading 20 April 10:30—20 April 2021
  • Reading 10 May 10:30—10 May 2021

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Algorithms Data & information Programming 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

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Cross curricular Impact of technology Programming Computing Key stage 4 Primary Secondary

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 21 April 09:30—21 April 2021
  • York 22 April 09:15—22 April 2021
  • Reading 30 April 10:30—30 April 2021
  • Reading 7 May 10:30—7 May 2021
  • Reading 29 May 10:30—29 May 2021

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Leadership Programming Computing Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - face to faceCP229

Learn how to use programming techniques using VEX, Crumble or Micro:bits. Create simple block-based computer programs, discover how to create algorithms and how computers use data.

  • York 22 March 09:00—23 March 2021
  • Reading 9 June 10:00—10 June 2021

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

New to computing - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021CP250

This Easter, use the 'new to computing' pathway to upskill and develop confidence in teaching up to and including GCSE computer science.

  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 09:00—6 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 April 09:00—20 April 2021

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator

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
  • Gloucester 22 June 09:00—22 June 2021
  • Gloucester 22 July 09:00—22 July 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.

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Programming Computing Key stage 3 Key stage 4 CS Accelerator