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New programme of CPD to accelerate your knowledge of computer science at GCSE

Published: Nov 22, 2018 2 min read

STEM learning

Following the launch of the new National Centre for Computing Education, we are delighted to announce the Computer Science Accelerator Programme and its first series of computing CPD.

The Centre is being funded by the Department for Education and run by a consortium of STEM Learning, Raspberry Pi and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme is designed to support secondary teachers of computing or computer science without a post A level qualification in computer science or a related subject.

It is designed to enhance teachers’ subject knowledge and to give you confidence across the whole GCSE computer science curriculum. 

With face-to-face courses covering a range of topics including algorithms and cybersecurity, whether you’re already teaching at GCSE level, or have plans to do so, this tailored CPD can help identify and remedy any gaps in your knowledge.

Courses available now

How does it work?

To gain a nationally recognised certificate demonstrating your subject knowledge, you’ll be supported to complete at least 40 hours of professional learning, made up of face-to-face and online CPD, after which you will be invited to sit a short test.

The programme is free to eligible teachers, and bursaries are available for secondary teachers of computing or computer science in state-funded or state-maintained schools without a post A level qualification in computing or a related subject. 

Find out more about the programme

Get involved

Find out more information about the National Centre for Computing Education and sign up to hear more as plans develop.