Course details

Start date

For more information on our short course please register your details below

Mode of study

Face to face


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

This CPD session will focus on the delivery of the Computing curriculum providing practical resources for use within the primary classroom.

It will cover the three strands of the curriculum:

1. Computer Science – the understanding and applying of computational thinking in order to think analytically to solve problems.

2. Information Technology – the discovery of how technology works and how to use the technology.

3. Digital Literacy – the creative and safe use of information and communication technologies to represent ideas and present work.

Progression and assessment ideas will be discussed, alongside the exploration of practical ideas that could be used in the classroom. The benefits of this course: Collaborate with other professionals to enhance your pedagogical skills and deepen your subject knowledge for teaching Computing in the primary setting.

Benefit from collaboration with local and national Computing networks. Develop opportunities for your school to become part of a wider network of schools locally and nationally with a shared interest in raising standards and subject knowledge.

How to apply

To register your interest in our short course, please complete the expression of interest form below.

Who will teach you

Matthew Parry
Programme leader

As a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITE), Matthew is responsible for overseeing all of the Computing and ICT content across all of the ITE programmes at the University of Derby. He regularly provides continuous professional development opportunities for schools within the locality and runs a Computing At School Community for teachers at the university three times a year.

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