Designed for teachers who are confident with computer systems and networking but need support with algorithms and programming, the ‘new to algorithms and programming’ track will improve your subject knowledge to meet the requirements of computer science up to GCSE level.
The ‘CSA in the summer’ CPD package will provide you the opportunity to develop your computer science knowledge of algorithms and programming, 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. You'll take-away ready-to-use and successful teaching approaches from experienced teachers, supported by the latest research and evidence.
Over the summer period, you’ll complete two courses. You can find out which courses by selecting a course date:
A bursary is available upon completion of the CS Accelerator programme - for information see this page
Who is it for?
This CPD is intended for teachers who need help with algorithms and programming to be confident up to GCSE level. No prior knowledge of either topic is required to engage with this CPD.
How will you learn?
Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner. Flexible facilitator-supported, participant-led tasks, involving deep exploration of the subject content.
How long is the course?
You’ll complete two courses from the Computer Science Accelerator programme, totalling approximately 10 hours, split across multiple days.
Online courses are also available free of charge, these are available to complete before, alongside or after the remote courses. You can find out more information about associated online courses via the CSA in the summer blog