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Teaching key stage 1 computing - module 2 - remote

CP451 Live remote training course

The second module of this course covers digital literacy and information technology, covering the whole computing curriculum. Find out how to use software creatively, safely and responsibly for inspiring projects, and plan a rigorous and inclusive curriculum .

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Key stage 1
Live remote training course 5 hours

  • Live remote training 2 February 00:00—9 February 2022
  • Live remote training 11 February 09:00—11 February 2022
  • Live remote training 11 February 09:30—11 February 2022
  • Live remote training 22 February 13:00—1 March 2022
  • Live remote training 3 March 09:00—3 March 2022
  • Live remote training 3 March 12:30—3 March 2022
  • Live remote training 8 March 09:00—8 March 2022
  • Live remote training 14 March 09:00—14 March 2022
  • Live remote training 22 March 09:15—22 March 2022
  • Live remote training 7 April 09:00—7 April 2022
  • Live remote training 9 May 09:30—9 May 2022

Following on from the first module, this CPD aims to give you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 computing curriculum.

Building on your knowledge of computer science, you will dive deeper into digital literacy and information technology. You will take-away engaging ways to use software creatively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining free and accessible online tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You’ll also gain a clear understanding of how the computing curriculum relates to whole-school online safety practice.

Book now and you will be automatically registered for the scheduled sessions for the course. Remote CPD courses have live, facilitator-led sessions and are not available for instant access. Please refer to the schedule of dates published for each course instance.

Prior knowledge:

We strongly recommend that you first participate in: Teaching key stage 1 computing – module 1

Do you prefer to learn in a classroom?

If so, take a look at:

Teaching key stage 1 computing

Other primary computing CPD:

Teaching key stage 2 computing (module 1)

Primary programming and algorithms

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.

Who is it for?

Primary computing coordinators looking to develop their own teaching and that of their colleagues.

Any primary teacher or senior leader interested in teaching computing.

The first teacher to participate in this CPD, from each primary or all-through school, will be eligible for a bursary upon completion of both modules.

Topics covered

  • 01 | Digital literacy - Learn how to explain the internet to children in KS1. Consider how using the internet presents opportunities and threats to children, and how computing lessons can help them to become safe and confident with internet technologies.
  • 02 | Online safety across the curriculum - Consider how PSHE and computing lessons can cover the key learning outcomes allowing children to be safe and creative using technology.
  • 03 | Creative computing - Learn how to support children in their use of computer software and digital devices. Lead children in creating multimedia content across the primary curriculum, developing a range of digital skills.
  • 04 | Curriculum planning - Improve lesson planning and teaching approaches to support learning and progression.

How long is this course?

This course is approximately 5 hours in duration, split across several days.

How will you learn?

Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner. Flexible facilitator-supported, participant-led tasks, involving deep exploration of the subject content.


You will:

  • Develop your subject knowledge and teaching approaches to help children
  • Create digital content such as images, video and sound in multimedia projects
  • Begin to understand how the internet works, and come of the services that use this network
  • Consider their own use of technology, the benefits and risks that it brings and know its importance in the world and their learning through development of your own subject knowledge, pedagogy and practice.

This course is part of Teach primary computing

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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