Raspberry Pi Free Online Course on Teaching Programming in Primary Schools UK


Offers are up for the Raspberry Pi Foundation free online course on Teaching Programming in Primary Schools. This course is designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.

In the free online course, applicants will understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch. The course will start on February 20, 2017

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Teaching Programming
Institution: Raspberry Pi Foundation and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on February 20, 2017

Providers’ Details

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.

About This Course

This free online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.

Learning Outcomes

Over four weeks, University will introduce you to key programming concepts. You’ll have the chance to apply your understanding of them through projects, both unplugged and on a computer, using Scratch as the programming language. You’ll discover common mistakes and pitfalls, and develop strategies to fix them.


Teaching Programming in Primary Schools is designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers. You do not need any prior experience of programming to take part.


Rik Cross

He is a Senior Content and Curriculum Manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, previously a secondary ICT and Computing teacher.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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