The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world. Our free training programmes form part of our strategy to achieve this challenging mission: we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to develop their computing and digital making skills.
We currently offer the following training:
- Online training and resources for teachers in England as part of the National Centre for Computing Education
- Online courses across a range of programming and computing topics, free to access on FutureLearn
- Support for our youth programmes:
- Hello World
Our face-to-face professional development programme, Picademy, is not currently running.
Online training and resources for teachers in England
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is part of the consortium running the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), which provides training and resources for teachers in England, from Key Stage 1 through to A level. The NCCE provides:
- Free online training courses, covering subject content knowledge and pedagogy
- The Teach Computing Curriculum, containing everything you need to teach computing at key stages 1 to 4
- Support to help teachers use effective pedagogy
- Isaac Computer Science, a computer science learning platform for A level teachers and students
- Certification awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, covering:
Free online courses
We offer online courses for a range of interests, from helping you to get started with your Raspberry Pi to building a robot, and from learning to program for the first time to building an adventure game. You can access all of our courses for free!
Support for running coding clubs
Do you want to start a Code Club in your school, or a CoderDojo somewhere else? Want to find out how to take your club online, or find some projects for your club?
We can help with online courses, webinars, direct help and other resources:
The Digital Maker Badge
We have partnered with the Scouts to support the Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge. As well as providing activity packs for leaders to use, we also ran a leader training livestream as part of Gilwell Reunion 2020.
Hello World, our free magazine for computing educators, features news, articles, and lesson ideas to help you develop your teaching. Recent topics covered include how to create opportunities for your students to investigate code, how to make your classroom inclusive for learners with special educational needs, and how to combine technology with outdoor adventure.
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