Introducing indi NS014 / A22

Start date
27 May 22
10 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


This course will provide an introduction to Sphero indi and how this resource can be used in an Early/First level setting to enhance engagement in Computing Science principles and concepts.  

We will encourage hands on practical experience with indi via live sessions and self-study resources. There will also be a focus on developing an understanding of different pedagogical approaches, whilst considering the impact of play-based and cross-curricular learning, along with unplugged activities. 

Course Leader: Kevin Reid – Early Years and Primary Education Manager for Digital Skills and Computing Science 

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly ( who will forward you the necessary information. Shortly after the published closing date for applications the Administration Team at SSERC will send to successful applicants:

confirmation of an offer of a place on the course together with details on enrolment proceduresinformation on ENTHUSE bursary and how to apply for such a bursarya set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary

If you are a supply teacher you may still qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary; please contact SSERC to establish your eligibility.

Who is it for?

Practitioners at the Nursery, Early or First Level who are interested in developing computing science learning using Sphero indi in their setting.

What topics are covered?

Computing Science concepts: algorithms, pattern recognition, decomposition, debugging.

How will you learn?

Learning will take place as a mix of guided activities becoming familiar with the resource and CS concepts (live online), as well as self-study/gap tasks to reinforce and expand your learning.

How long is this course?

10 hours

Who is the course leader?


Participants will:

  • consider various Computing Science concepts and pedagogical approaches, and better understand the necessity and benefits of early engagement
  • develop knowledge of the indi resource to plan, implement and evaluate play-based learning experiences for learners
  • enhance learner experiences through introducing unplugged activities as a foundation for embedding CS concepts and understanding


1 Introducing indi - session 127 May 202213:30-16:00Virtual
3 Introducing indi - session 217 June 202213:30-16:00Virtual

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* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£320.00
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£320.00Standard bursary available*£320.00

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

Outside the UK? Fee information

Check your School bursary status

The bursary value may be higher for your school or college.

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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