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100% Online SKE - Start Dates Every Monday

What is a Computing SKE and how can you apply?

Eureka Online College has released a new Computing SKE course covering the main cornerstones of the Computer Science GCSE; the course is accessible online, is on-demand and comes with full tutor support.  To apply to one of our courses, please complete the contact form below to request an application form. 


We can provide the right course for you, as we offer the full range of SKE course lengths, from 8 to 28 weeks.  


ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to DfE's decision to reduce SKE funding, we have no available allocation until the next SKE year (Oct 2024). 

More about our SKE course

What is covered?

The complete course has comprehensive coverage of what students need to learn in UK schools along with many tips on pedagogy embedded within the course material. 


If you have specific needs, your course can be tailored to your individual requirements and focus on knowledge gaps and areas you need to cover in more depth to gain confidence in your abilities and knowledge as a teacher of Computer Science.


How does it work?

Your course tutor will track your progress on the course and will leave you feedback to your assignments and is also available to take questions via email. 


In addition to this support, you will also receive one to one lessons with a qualified and practising Computer Science teacher.  The live lessons are delivered via our live online classroom and are scheduled at mutually convenient times, so you never need to miss a lesson due to work or other commitments.  

Computing Tutor

Wes Jefferson

Computing SKE Tutor

QTS gained 1995



Materials Science and Engineering BEng (Hons)


I have been in the SKE tutor role for three years now, but I can boast to having 28 years relevant experience in education. After initially teaching in Yorkshire for 6 years, I took on the post of School Improvement Advisor for ICT (now known as computing), for the London Borough of Hillingdon. During my time with the Local Authority, I became the local lead for the Secondary National Strategy and took on the role as NQT adviser. I also became a qualified OFSTED inspector.  Since then, I have worked with Canterbury Christchurch University, leading their secondary Computing PGCE program and on the Teach First program as a Professional Tutor. I continue to work within ITT as secondary Link Tutor for Brunel University as well as independently supporting schools within the field of computing and working for Eureka.


In 2017, I was given the opportunity to be a part-time specialist computing teacher within an outstanding West London school with responsibility for leading on the borough computing courses. I grabbed this opportunity with both hands and thoroughly enjoy being back in the classroom.  I am passionate about computing and see it as a gateway to the world of opportunities for students. The key to successful computing is effective pedagogy built around relevant and creative scenarios. The link between computing and effective teaching in other STEM subjects is strong and I believe, comes through computational thinking. I have thoroughly enjoyed supporting and sharing this knowledge with Eureka students on the SKE courses and seeing them establish successful careers as they move into ITT. In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors with my six-year-old son. I also play rugby weekly and regularly cycle. I am also undertaking a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management through the National College.


What are the benefits of EOC’s Computer Science SKE course?


There are many positives to our Computing SKE course:


  • Clear course structure which builds up from essential computing concepts
  • Online resources that are sufficiently challenging and allows for creative learning
  • A comprehensive selection of course material giving students the option of choosing many different areas of computer science.
  • One to one lessons (online) with a qualified computer science teacher

The flexibility that is built into our computing SKE course allows students to select from a wide range of material to put together a tailor-made SKE course addressing gaps in their subject knowledge.  


Below is a list of titles from our most popular units of study.  Click here for the complete list of units on the course


Computer Science Topic What is covered
Introduction to Computer Science This unit covers the importance and scope of Computer Science and looks at the reasons that students choose to study it.
Algorithms and Computational Thinking This unit looks at the tools that computer scientists use to solve problems in a systematic way. This approach is the bedrock that all Computer Science is built on.
Programming Techniques This unit addresses how to program using the Python programming language.  This language is regarded as the key language for students to learn and has many benefits due to its wide adoption in education.
Writing Reliable Code In this unit we will understand about using an Integrated Development Environment and debugging using standard tools and techniques. It is vital to be able to teach students how to debug their programs efficiently and for them to know the facilities available in a standard IDE.
Data Representation All computers use binary as the heart of their storage and processing, we will understand how this number system is used to store and represent data and instructions in Von Neumann architecture systems. 
System Development We will look at developing projects incorporating the system lifecycle, starting at analysis through to the final evaluation. We shall see what higher level features of documentation are required to satisfy examination board criteria and standard documentation techniques.
Data Structures In Computer Science, we have a range of options as to how we can manipulate and store data in a programming environment. We shall look at the difference types and consider how they can be used as well as the advantages and disadvantages. 
Computing Fundamentals You will be covering Computer system architecture and hardware. From early computer systems to the modern developments in chip and memory technology. We will also understand the cycle of the CPU and how various components work together when a program is run. 
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