Secondary CPD tailored to teachers’ development needs and goals

28 April 2023

To support secondary computer science teachers’ professional development needs, we have put together lists of our quality assured courses under specific themes. This way teachers can choose what CPD to attend next to achieve their specific knowledge goals. The CPD provides a combination of face-to-face, remote and online short courses, making it easy for teachers to browse, choose and make a booking through our website.

There are three themes under which we have gathered relevant courses to help you advance your knowledge and experience of teaching GCSE and A level computer science.

1. Supporting other teachers

Gain knowledge and skills to better support your colleagues through mentoring, collaborative working and sharing expertise. You will also learn how to support non-specialists in your school or college to deliver computer science to young people.

CPD to help you support other teachers

2. Raising student attainment

Ideal for teachers looking to raise attainment amongst different groups of students. Gain knowledge of how you can support young people to overcome challenges, champion diversity in your school and increase student engagement in the subject of computing.

CPD to help you raise student attainment

3. Championing Diversity and Inclusion

Helping teachers looking to champion diversity and inclusion in their classrooms as well as computing as a subject. Learn about teaching interventions, encouraging girls into taking up GCSE Computer Science and how to support SEND students in their learning of computing.

CPD to help you champion diversity and inclusion

All CPD is available to those who have completed the subject knowledge certificate as part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme and is delivered at no fee to teachers from state-funded schools and colleges.

Gain your Secondary Computing Teaching certificate

Participation in CPD helps you to achieve the secondary computing certificate. Following a full day of CPD, or a combination of 6 hours of short courses, is the benchmark to demonstrate your commitment to professional learning and the subject of computing. This is a nationally recognised certificate awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Get your secondary certificate