Getting Started with the Micro:bit

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Explore physical computing using the micro:bit device; finding out how it can be used to develop understanding of programming through creative projects. During this workshop, you’ll learn how to get started with the micro:bit, exploring the in-built buttons, LEDs, and sounds. You’ll find out how to setup and use the device, and how to teach using micro:bit, making use of freely available resources.



  • Pay as you go - £65.00
  • Schools subscribed to our CPD and/or IT Services - No charge


Why should I attend?

  • To gain hands-on experience and confidence using the micro:bit
  • To explore pedagogy and lesson activities that make effective use of micro:bits in the classroom
  • To plan to implement physical computing in the classroom making use of micro:bits in school

What will the course cover?

  • Exploration of basic functionality of the micro:bit including buttons, LED display and simple commands such as shake
  • Connecting the micro:bit to online programming environment and downloading programs to the physical device
  • Using micro:bit classroom as a lesson management tool
  • Using teaching resources and other support materials for micro:bits


  • This is a practical workshop, so please ensure you have a laptop with USB port and a micro:bit (any problems, please contact Gillian Bratley).
  • This training will focus on using micro:bits with laptops / computers, but we will touch on using micro:bits with tablet devices.

Additional micro:bit workshops

Who should attend?
  • Subject Lead/Coordinator
  • Teacher


Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking.

Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.


Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Gillian Bratley at

For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact

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