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We are excited to launch our 2023 spring term residential CPD programme, taking place in York at the National STEM Learning Centre.

If you teach in state-funded education in England, residentials which are part of the Subject knowledge certificate are free, with subsidies available for supply cover to support participation, paid to your school or college, subject to availability. Find out more about eligibility.

Secondary certificate residential courses are free to teachers in secondary state-funded education who have completed the Subject knowledge certificate.

Discover the full list of residential courses below:


Course title


Which certificate is it part of?

18, 19 and 20 January

Programming with Python

Learn how to program using Python, moving from the basics to working with data and advanced subject knowledge.

Subject Knowledge (CSA)

16 and 17 February

Supporting student attainment in GCSE computer science

Explore strategies to support students with GCSE computer science subject knowledge during this two-day residential

Subject Knowledge (CSA)

22 and 23 February 

Developing secondary leadership

Explore the characteristics of being a successful leader of computing.


13 and 14 March

KS3 creative computing curriculum

Deepen your understanding of what makes a successful KS3 curriculum.


20 and 21 March

New to computing

Enhance your subject knowledge with a supported introduction to computer science up to GCSE level.

Subject Knowledge (CSA)

23 and 24 March 

Teaching GCSE computer science

Explore effective strategies for teaching GCSE computer science and improving student engagement.


What is residential CPD?

High-impact, intensive training in a classroom environment, where you can reflect, network with peers and develop your teaching in interactive and impactful ways. Courses are delivered face-to-face, with accommodation and meals included for the duration of your stay so you can maximise your learning. ­­

What have other participants said?

In the last year, we have run a series of residential events in York, each providing a collection of positive feedback. Here are some comments received from previous participants:

  • "I found the explanations around subjects in programming the most useful. It was explained in a way that made it easy to understand. This was great as this will help me explain key programming concepts in an easy way that my pupils will understand."
  • “Having the ability to discuss with others as well as asking questions and getting immediate feedback was great.”
  • "I appreciated the opportunities to engage in additional activities like using micro:bits, and visiting the resource centre."