Computing (2MQ9)

Digital technology is driving extraordinary global changes that some are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Navigating these changes effectively and safely requires a significant understanding of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. This knowledge is also crucial if business, industry and individuals are to exploit the opportunities offered by this revolution.

The national curriculum makes it clear that computing is mandatory at key stages 1 to 4 and that ‘a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world’. Ofsted Curriculum Review Series: Computing (2022).

The computing training curriculum is designed to support you to deliver high quality teaching in any school context. It provides you with the best available evidence as well as practical support as you begin to develop your skills as a computing specialist.

The curriculum is designed to extend your interest, knowledge and confidence in computing as a subject within the curriculum and to extend your development of an analytical and critical attitude towards the teaching and learning of computing. In order to become an effective classroom teacher, trainees must be able to critically and realistically evaluate their own work, listen to the advice of others, and ensure progress through continuous reflection.

The development of these skills runs through the entire course.


Courses can fill up at any time, so you should apply as soon as you can.

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