The ‘new to computing’ track 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 CPD will guide you through a supported introduction to computer science.
The ‘CSA in the summer’ CPD package will provide you the opportunity to develop your computing 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 computing. 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 track is intended for teachers who are new to computing, wanting to learn more about the knowledge required to deliver the computing curriculum. No prior knowledge is required to attend 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