Raspberry Pi-based training in Computer Science

Computer Science describes how the various elements of computers are designed, how they work, and how they may be programmed.

The Raspberry Pi, a low-cost micro-computer about the size of a credit card, is considered to be an ideal platform for teaching young individuals, as well as adults how computers work.

The Raspberry Pi is the brainchild of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK based charity which is supported by the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Broadcom.

The Raspberry Pi enables individuals to learn how to program, work with electronics and computer hardware, as well as interact directly with the physical world through technology.

Computer Network Training

Our foundational training in computer networking will also be based on the Raspberry Pi and other open source networking solutions. The training is based on practical activities and will also show students how to control physical hardware over a network.

Why we do this

We are aware that our students and other beneficiaries may just need a helping hand along the way to a successful career. So we would like to pass on our experience in computer science and networking to these individuals; and hope that they in future pass it forward too.

Training for Social Impact

There is sufficient evidence about the low prospects of rewarding employment opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, living in Glasgow. These individuals have a higher possibility of social exclusion or marginalisation from society resulting in long term unemployment and difficult integration into local communities. Networks4Learning seeks to make a difference for these individuals as beneficiaries of the project, with a focus on the BME community.

Learner Centred Training

Networks4Learning provides specialized information technology training in the field of computer networking. Our training approach is learner centred, informal and tailored to meet our beneficiaries’ unique learning styles.

We provide training materials, have networking lab equipment, and an environment to ensure the best possible learning outcome.