New to computing - Spring into the Computer Science Accelerator Easter 2021 CB250 / D01

Start date
12 Apr 21
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


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.

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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.


1 - Introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science12 April 202109:30-15:00Virtual
2 - Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration - part 113 April 202113:00-16:00Virtual
4 - Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science16 April 202109:00-16:00Virtual
3 - Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration - part 220 April 202113:00-16:00Virtual

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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