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The essential toolkit for primary computing teachers

Training and enrichment to help you teach and lead the computing curriculum and improve learning across your school.

The essential toolkit for primary computing teachers

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Designed for primary teachers from all backgrounds who want to improve their knowledge and teaching practice.

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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Bursary support

We offer bursaries to teachers working in state-funded education in England.


Develop your understanding of a specific topic, your pedagogical practice or get help as a beginner. We offer bursaries to teachers working in state-funded education in England.

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STEM course Featured

Introduction to primary computing

Ideal for beginners, this course covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

Live remote training
days vary 5 hours
STEM course Featured

Leading primary computing

Lead computing in your school with confidence, making the most of the resources and teaching staff available.

Live remote training
days vary 10 hours
Programming 5 to 11 year olds course Featured

Teaching Computer Systems and Networks for 5 to 11 year olds

Improve your subject knowledge and develop your teaching to help young children understand the computing systems and networks around them.

Online course
Approximately 8 hours of self-study


Our free resources provide everything you need to teach computing at key stage 1 and 2. They include curriculum maps, lesson plans, slides, assessments and activities.

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Updated April 2022

Year 2: Creating media - Making Music

Get creative using technology as a digital device to allow you to make music. Use a computer as a tool to explore rhythms and melodies, before creating a musical composition.

Featured unit

Year 5: Creating media - Vector Drawing

Download the latest version of our Vector Drawing unit to create images using layers and groups of objects. Recognise how complex-looking vector images are really just made by combining 2D shapes!

Contributing partners

Our educational partners offer complementary programmes that enrich and enhance the curriculum, bringing computing and computer science to life.



Deliver the computing curriculum brilliantly, with free workshops, helpful online guides and engaging lesson plans and resources. Barefoot makes computing easy to teach and fun to learn, with or without a computer.

Discover Barefoot

Code Club

Code Club

An extracurricular club for young people aged 9 to 13. Clubs are organised by teachers and volunteers, and supported by free projects and resources from Code Club.

Start or join a club

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors

Relatable professionals who support learning, raise aspirations and illuminate careers - including those in computing and the digital sector - face to face or virtually, free of charge.

Engage with STEM Ambassadors

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Your local network of expert computing support.

Computing Hubs

Providing local training and support for teachers across England, our Computing Hubs are led by schools and colleges with an exceptional track record in teaching computing.

Meet your local hub

Communities of Practice

These local networks of computing teachers are forums to share expertise, resources and best practice. Run by Computing at School (CAS).

Join a community

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Our computing specialists offer fully-funded consultancy and guidance to schools and colleges who meet our eligibility criteria. They’ll work with you to develop a tailor-made action plan.

Contact your local SME