Curriculum Training Courses

Training Courses

123ICT is offering the following Curriculum Computing courses during the Autumn Term of 2016 and the Spring of 2017.  Please see below for further information about each course.  You can book a place online HERE or email for further details.

Download a PDF of our Autumn 2016 training flier HERE and the Spring 2017 flier HERE

Our Courses:

* Online Safety and how to become a 360 Degree Safe School

* KS2 Progression and Assessment

* Teaching Scratch Beyond the Basics

* KS2 Computing Programming Devices Course

* Introducing Microsoft Kodu for Programming in KS2

* Getting the most out of SMART notebook 11

* Using Arduino in Upper Key Stage 2

Course Details:

* Online Safety and how to become a 360 Degree Safe School
Monday 28th November 2016 -1.00 – 4.30pm
Monday 16th January 2017-1.00 – 4.30pm
Monday 3rd April 2017 -1.00 – 4.30pm
This course will start with a look at the Computing Curriculum and how and where Online Safety should be taught. We will touch on a range of resources for teaching Online Safety. We will take a look at the Safeguarding aspects of Online Safety and using the 360 Safe online tool we will work together to complete this for your school. This free tool will help you to gain a snapshot of where you school is now and also help inform an action plan to help your school further develop Online Safety.
Attendees will need to bring their own laptop to the training and also create a 360 Degree Safe account online at It may be that your school is already registered. If so but no-one knows the login details please contact 360 safe and they will assist BUT you will need to check this at least a week prior to training.

* KS2 Progression and Assessment
Wednesday 1st February 2017 -1.00 – 4.30pm

In this course we will take a close look at the KS2 Computing Curriculum and dissect it.  We will look at how this can be taught sensibly across the year groups and how to create a progression for your pupils.  We will be hands-on with devices and software trying out ideas you can take back to use in your classroom. We will also look at some ideas for assessing Computing at KS2 post levels and how you could adopt them in your school.
Attendees must bring their own laptop. If schools have already adopted a scheme please bring this with you so we can see how it would dovetail with these approaches.

* Teaching Scratch Beyond the Basics
This course will be hands-on with Scratch version 2.0 (as used in the Rising Stars Switched on Computing scheme).  The focus of this course is to take Scratch programming beyond the basics to introduce areas of the KS2 Computing Curriculum such as variables and selection into Scratch programming via quizzes and games.  It is a course intended for those with existing basic Scratch knowledge and follows on from the above basic course.  You will take home ideas and projects to use in your classroom as well as ideas for progression using Scratch across KS2.  We will also be hands-on with a range of devices which can be controlled using Scratch so you can experience these before making purchasing decisions for your own school.
Attendees will need to bring their own laptop, and if possible install Scratch 2 offline editor from prior to the course.

* KS2 Computing Programming Devices Course
Monday 20th February 2017 -1.00 – 4.30pm
You will be able to experience a large range of devices which are designed to support you in teaching the KS2 Computing curriculum.  Some of these devices work as stand-alone devices, some work with your existing computers or iPads.  We will look at the pros and cons of each device and share ideas on how you can adopt them to teach the Computing curriculum in your classroom.  By the end of the course you should have experienced using some of these devices and be in a better position to make an informed purchasing decision for your school.
Attendees will need to bring their laptop and iPad (if they have one).

* Introducing Microsoft Kodu for Programming in KS2
Monday 13th March 2017 -1.00 – 4.30pm
Microsoft Kodu is FREE software to program engaging and immersive 3D games.  It gives KS2 children the opportunity to program a slightly different language.  This course will start from the basics and will give delegates the opportunity to try out some lesson ideas which can be taken back to the classroom.

* Getting the most out of SMART notebook 11
Monday 7th November 2016 – 1.00-4.30pm
SMART Notebook 11 has been around for a long while but there are many features which staff are still unable to make the most of.  This course will show you how to use all the features of SMART Notebook and how to make interactive resources you can use again and again.

* Using Arduino in Upper Key Stage 2
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – 1.00-4.30pm
Arduino is cheap device for older primary children to learn to program to meet the ‘controlling devices’ part of the Computing Curriculum. This is a hands-on course and delegates will get to take home a simple arduino kit alongside lots of lesson ideas.


Please note that places for all of these courses are limited.

Courses will be held at our training suites at the Witney Business and Innovation Centre or Stonesfield.

The cost of these courses are:

123ICT Support Contract Schools – £50 (special discounted rate)
Schools without a 123ICT Support Contract – £75

You can book a place online HERE or email for further details