or teachers to discuss OCR's ICT A Level


Training provides face-to-face and remote INSET training seminars for teachers of Computer Science for both OCR and AQA.  At reduced costs than charged by examination boards, training is available at good quality venues and led by a text book author, former Principal Examiner/Moderator and Head of Computing.  We are also able to discuss openly areas that exam board personnel are not allowed to discuss.

All prices are ex VAT.  VAT Registration 274 6388 65 

There are currently no face-to-face courses, but please see the remote courses I am running through Teach Computing below:

Teach Computing Courses

Remote course (online using Adobe Connect)

FREE (for all teachers in English state maintained schools)

Contributes towards £920 Computer Science Accelerator bursary

Attendance allowance:
£220 (payable to school if course starts before 2:30 pm)

Book your place:
Click the link for each course.  This will take you to the STEM Learning website where other courses are also available, but I am only running the ones listed below.


Python Programming: working with data

Ideal for teachers who have completed the sequence, selection and iteration course or who would like to extend their programming skills and pedagogy for data types, lists and files.

 CC433 D01 –

Thursday 12th November 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tuesday 17th November 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 pm


Introduction to Algorithms, Programming and Data in GCSE Computer Science

Ideal for teachers new to GCSE Computing or existing computing teachers who want to extend their pedagogy.

 CC428 A02 –

Tuesday 8th December 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm

Thursday 10th December 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm

Thursday 15th December 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm


An Introduction to Computer Systems, Networking and Security in GCSE CS

Ideal for teachers new to GCSE Computing or existing computing teachers who want to extend their pedagogy.

CC438 A04 –

Thursday 19th November 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm

Tuesday 24th November 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm

Tuesday 1st December 2020, 2.25 – 3.50 pm


CC438 A041 –

Monday 14th December 2020, 2.25 – 4.25 pm

Wed 16th December 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm


Computer Processors

Ideal for computing teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of computer processors and pedagogy style.

 CC431 A01 –

Tuesday 10th November 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm

Thursday 12th November 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm

Tuesday 17th November 2020, 2.25 – 3.25 pm


 CC431 F01 –

Wednesday 18th November 2020, 4:00 - 5:00 pm/o:p>

Wednesday 25th November 2020, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Monday 30th November 2020, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

CC431 D01 –

Friday 27th November 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Monday 7th December 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm


CC431 A02 –

Monday 30th November 2020, 9 am – 3 pm

(9:00 – 11:00, 13:00 – 15:00)

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Comments from delegates:

"I really enjoyed Tuesday especially meeting the man whose SBD resources and videos make my life so much easier. It was great course with very good advice and resources (including venue and refreshments which I thought was exactly what is required at such an event).
Jon Poole, Thomas Mills High School

"Thank you for the training event on Wednesday. I’ve been using your resources for a couple of years now and they’ve been invaluable, likewise the training even was incredibly useful and I’ll definitely be attending again when then next set of structured tasks are released."
Guv Sembhi, Westminster City School

On evaluations, almost everybody replies "excellent" to seminar objectives being met, the structure being appropriate, the delivery style of the trainer, how well questions were met, the content of training materials, the quality of the seminar and the value for money. Nobody has ever answered less than "good".

Note about costs:

In order to keep costs down, Training uses venues with reasonable hire charges and focuses on providing high quality content delivery.  This usually involves charitable or church buildings.  As such, teachers should be prepared not to receive the 3 course dinner that used to be provided by exam boards.  However, care has been taken to ensure that the venues are of a high quality and close to transport links.  A buffet lunch is included at all venues except London.  Tea/coffee/water/biscuits are provided throughout the day and some venues include WiFi access.  Fancy hotel branded pens and paper are not included and most documentation will be provided electronically.  You are strongly advised to bring a laptop with you to training seminars.  You can be assured of high quality training.


Please note there is a £5 admin fee for completing any additional documentation such as BACS forms or self certifying forms. All BACS and tax details are included on the invoice. I certify that I am self-employed, hold public liability insurance and am registered to pay tax in the UK.