Secondary early career and trainee teachers
We support early career and trainee teachers to develop their computing subject knowledge and pedagogy through professional development, resources and local communities.
Strong subject knowledge is paramount to successfully delivering any area of the curriculum. Your first step to success is to access our Computer Science Accelerator, which will develop your subject knowledge up to GCSE. Our new to computing pathway is a great way for non-specialist trainees or early career teachers to engage with the programme.Join the Computer Science Accelerator
Develop your teaching practice
Once you've completed the Computer Science Accelerator, you will receive free access to all NCCE courses if you work in secondary state-funded education. Our follow-on Secondary certificate will enhance how you teach secondary computing, bringing together your subject knowledge, pedagogy skills, assessment and progression, curriculum design and leadership.Discover the Teach secondary certificate
Our Computer Science Accelerator courses are free for trainees and teachers working in state-funded education. We also offer subsidies to state-funded schools for supply cover to help teachers participate in CPD during the school day.
Early career support guide
We can support trainee and early career teachers at all levels to meet and evidence the teacher standards. The early careers support guidance we have put together maps out our offer against the eight areas of performance you are working to achieve.
Teach Computing Curriculum
If you're on placement or have started your first year of teaching and would like support with lesson planning, our curriculum contains everything you need to teach computing. It includes lesson plans, slides, worksheets, homework and assessments.
Augment your curriculum knowledge with evidence-based teaching practices. Our 12 principles of computing pedagogy are embedded across everything we do, including our Teach Computing Curriculum and CPD.
Providing local training and support for teachers across England, our Computing Hubs are led by schools and colleges with an exceptional track record in teaching computing.
Discuss computing education with like-minded professionals and share ideas, practices and resources. The New to secondary computing group caters for teachers joining the profession or teaching computing for the first time.
CAS communities of Practice
Local networks of computing teachers who share expertise and best practice. They provide peer support, especially in your early career, and information to help you embed computing concepts in the classroom.