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About the course

This free online course aims to help teachers in primary and secondary schools, especially those who previously taught other subjects including ICT.

It was originally created by UEA with sponsorship from Computing at School (CAS) and BT. CAS have asked the National STEM Learning Centre to host a fourth run of this successful course.

Get the latest information to teach great Computing lessons

With a mixture of subject knowledge and teaching and learning practice, the course is aimed at both subject specialists and primary teaching non-specialists.

Expert Master Teachers from CAS have helped to design it, to make sure you have the latest information to take into your classroom and teach great Computing lessons.

Understand the new Computing curriculum and how to deliver it

Computing encompasses many of the skills that used to be taught under the old subject, ICT, but the new curriculum is also enhanced with computer science skills, as well as digital literacy, digital citizenship and digital scholarship.

Over six weeks, you’ll develop the skills you need to teach the new curriculum, getting subject knowledge guidance, as well as advice about planning, teaching, assessment and policy.

You’ll find free resources that will impact your students, and share your ideas with fellow professionals. The course will also link to materials in the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative, enabling teachers to include these exciting new materials in their teaching.

At the end, you’ll also consider what’s next, with advice on subject leadership and developing a computing policy for your school.

Throughout, you will have the chance to work with other teachers and experts in a flexible, self-paced learning environment.


This course is for primary and secondary school teachers who are tackling the new Computing curriculum. It will be especially useful for those teaching Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, although you are also welcome to join the course even if you’re not a teacher.

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate and transcript

You can buy a Certificate of Achievement for this course — a personalised certificate and transcript in both digital and printed formats, to prove what you’ve learnt. A Statement of Participation is also available for this course.

Certificate of Achievement + transcript £59.00

Statement of Participation £34.00