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COVID-19 restrictions: Current restrictions mean most face-to-face course bookings are on hold until further notice. Our wide range of remote and online courses are not impacted by these restrictions. You can also visit our home teaching page to see an extensive list of free, high quality materials for teachers and parents.

New to computing - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021

CP250 Face to face course

This Easter, use the 'new to computing' pathway to upskill and develop confidence in teaching up to and including GCSE computer science.

Key stage 3 Key stage 4
Face to face course 2 days

  • Remote delivered CPD 30 March 09:00—6 April 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 12 April 09:00—20 April 2021

The ‘new to computing’ pathway provides subject knowledge enhancement for new to computing teachers, up to and including GCSE Computer Science.

Whether you’re looking further ahead to September; if you’ve recently qualified as a computing specialist teacher; or if you’re looking to add computing as a second specialism this pathway will guide you through a supported introduction to computer science. Over a period of two weeks you will develop your GCSE Computer Science subject knowledge leading towards recognised certification.

You'll be supported along the way by experienced teaching professionals, among a group of your peers. You'll participate in live remote CPD and mentored online CPD on-demand. With a choice of course options available, you'll become confident in supporting students of GCSE computer science, including those currently studying the subject and the highest achievers. You'll take-away ready-to-use and successful teaching approaches from experienced teachers, supported by the latest research and evidence.

Over the two week period, you’ll choose two of the three remote courses listed below (you’ll be asked to make the choice nearer the time of the sessions):

A bursary is available upon completion of the CS Accelerator programme - for information see this page.

By completing this pathway you will:

  • Diagnose any computer science subject knowledge deficits, and fill any gaps.
  • Develop detailed knowledge of the Computer Science GCSE and its expectations of students and teachers.
  • Gain certification that recognises your subject knowledge.

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Advanced GCSE Computer Science - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021

This Easter, use the 'advanced teaching of GCSE computer science' pathway to upskill with the advanced topics of GCSE computer science.

Face to face course

An introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science - face to face

Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in the text based language Python.

Face to face course

An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science - remote

Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in the text based language Python.

Face to face course