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AOK COURSES

Computing

 

Eric Forrester is an External Verifier for the SQA and has been a Principal Teacher of Computing and Computing Staff Tutor. He was part of the team that produced the teaching and learning materials for the original Higher Computing (and Standard Grade Physics) and also part of the SQA Qualification Design Team for the revised PC Passport courses writing Unit Specifications and ASPs at levels 4, 5 and 6.

   

 

PC Passport 2016 - Web Aps: Presentation - Level 5
Tuesday 12th September 2017
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

PC Passport has been completely revised by the SQA and is now concentrated into three units: Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation, nominally of 40 hours each. The emphasis now is on giving students practical skills in each of these areas. Students are expected to become familiar with the online versions of each of these packages and to be able to use the ‘cloud’ for storage, as well as using the more advanced features of the desktop applications and local storage. Students are also expected to be able to work cooperatively, sharing their work through the ‘cloud’.

This course presents only the Presentation unit. An extensive set of teaching and learning materials to deliver this practical course will be provided to cover the necessary skills specified to meet all unit outcomes for the Presentation unit.

Computing Science Advanced Higher – PHP and SQL
Monday 18th September 2017
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

The course will be composed of 3 sessions that will look at using server-side scripts to work with SQL databases. It will start with the SQL operations as specified in the Mandatory Content. This will be followed by creating Forms in HTML code. The third integrates this knowledge to look at how PHP server-side scripts are used to process the data taken from an HTML Form, converting this into SQL queries before finally outputting the result to a web browser.

Editable teaching and learning materials that can be used directly with AH students will be provided to deliver this area of the Advanced Higher Computing Science course.

PC Passport 2016 - Web Aps: Spreadsheet - Level 5
Monday 2nd October 2017
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

PC Passport has been completely revised by the SQA and is now concentrated into three units: Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation, nominally of 40 hours each. The emphasis now is on giving students practical skills in each of these areas. Students are expected to become familiar with the online versions of each of these packages and to be able to use the ‘cloud’ for storage, as well as using the more advanced features of the desktop applications and local storage. Students are also expected to be able to work cooperatively, sharing their work through the ‘cloud’.

This course presents only the Spreadsheet unit. An extensive set of teaching and learning materials to deliver this practical course will be provided to cover the necessary skills specified to meet all unit outcomes for the Spreadsheet unit.

Cyber Security
Thursday 23rd November 2017 plus extra date Tuesday 28th November 2017
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This is an introduction to the SQA’s 'Cyber Security' National Progression Award GK7W that is offered at levels 4, 5 and 6. The course will briefly cover the three units that make up the NPA: Data Security, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking - looking at the progression between the levels within the units, the theory behind the units, the practical tasks and the assessments that are involved in delivering this course. This will naturally lead to the hardware and software resources and demands required to deliver the practical aspects of the award. Opportunities will be available to try out some of the practical activities that learners are expected to carry out for themselves.

NEW PRODUCT ALERT - PC Passport Unit Package now available containing the updated Word, Spresdsheets and Presentation Units

Courses available to all teachers:


NEW - Supporting Young People with ASD and ADHD in the Classroom - Monday 30th October

EXTRA DATE - Managing your department/faculty - Tuesday 21st November

NEW - An Introduction to Cyber Security - Thursday 23rd November & Tuesday 28th November

RESCHEDULED DATE - Preparing for Senior Management - Monday 27th November

EXTRA DATE - An Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers - Wednesday 6th December