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Teach primary computing

Certificate awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

This professional development programme has been designed to guide primary teachers through our comprehensive offer of courses, enrichment and resources and leads to a nationally recognised certificate. We expect it to take around 20 hours to complete.

There are two pathways under which we have gathered relevant courses and activities to help you advance your knowledge and experience of teaching primary computing.

Specialising or leading

Are you taking on a subject leadership role or looking to specialise in computing? This pathway will support you to build the confidence and expertise to lead computing effectively in your primary school.

Developing in the classroom

Are you a classroom teacher who wants to strengthen your knowledge of primary computing and develop your teaching of the subject? This pathway will help you to develop the understanding and skills to teach computing effectively.

Benefits to you

  • develop your knowledge and skills in primary computing
  • gain the confidence to teach great lessons and inspire learners
  • build your profile and take an active role in the computing community
  • receive a nationally recognised certificate in primary computing

How does the programme work?

Our learning pathways provide a set of recommended courses and activities to help get the right outcomes for you.

  • create an account or log in to your existing account
  • see which of our pathways best matches your needs and enrol on the right one for you
  • complete a tailored selection of courses and engagement activities
  • receive a nationally recognised certificate, awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


We offer financial support to state-funded schools and colleges across England, including subsidies to support supply cover for continuing professional development.

Get support

Our network of Computing Hubs are here to help you, providing local training and support for teachers across England.