Microbit smart home NS007

Create and design a Smart home automated using the Microbit. This course is a practical introduction to develop skills needed to run a smart home project back in school.


This course includes practical workshops to build confidence using the micro:bit. It will develop the skills needed, and be provided with the resources to facilitate and run a smart home project back at school.

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly (enquiries@sserc.scot ) 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 procedures
  • information on ENTHUSE funding and how to apply for such a subsidy
  • a set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE subsidy

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

Who is it for?

Primary practitioners - First and Second Level

What topics are covered?

Design, build and test computing solutions. Sequencing of instructions using programmable devices. Problem solving skills - building simple programs to carry out given tasks using an appropriate language.

How will you learn?

Blended delivery

How long is this course?

2 days, plus self study.  Total of 20 hours

Course Leaders

Kevin Reid


Participants will be able to:

  • programme their Microbit to carry out range of practical tasks
  • programme the Microbit to receive and interpret a range of inputs, causing outputs to trigger
  • plan, implement and evaluate a smarthome project when they return to school
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