Spring term residential CPD

27 December 2021

We're delighted to launch our new spring term residential programme, which is available to book now! Designed to help you grow your computer science knowledge, we've got a range of training designed to suit different abilities and interests, whether you're looking to dust off the cobwebs or begin a new chapter in your career.

Upcoming residential courses

Residential CPD provides high-impact, intensive training within a classroom environment, where you can reflect and challenge yourself, network with other teachers and create action plans for the classroom.

Participate in CPD while taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

Dates Title Description
19 to 21 January 2022 Programming with Python Learn how to program using Python, moving from the basics to working with data and advanced subject knowledge.
1 to 2 March 2022 Supporting student attainment in GCSE computer science Explore strategies to support students and help them reach their potential by preparing them for their GCSE exams in computer science.
7 to 8 March 2022 New to computing Take the first step to increasing your subject knowledge with a supported introduction to computer science up to GCSE.

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CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre, York

What does the course include?

Attendees will receive overnight accommodation for each night of the training course (apart from the final day) as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bursaries are also available for teachers from state-funded schools and colleges and can be used to fund travel, supply cover, teaching equipment or further local CPD.

You can opt to book an extra night the day before or after the course starts at the centre's on-site accommodation at a discounted rate. Email the centre for further details, providing course booking information and confirming the night(s) you would like to stay.


Feedback from previous residential events

Recently, several CSA residentials have run at the National STEM Learning Centre, and we've had some fantastic feedback.


The ability to participate in intensive CPD, with no distractions from school, plus the ability to network with like-minded teachers were all cited as big positives of the residential offer.


Participant quotes from our 2021 residentials:

  • "The facilitators made the course interesting, fun and accessible for all."
  • "The CPD was fantastic; we were so well looked after from the moment we arrived on site until the moment we left."
  • "It was great to network with other teachers and share experiences, and be introduced to all the resources and ways of seeking advice and help."

Interested but looking to learn through another format?

We have a comprehensive range of online, live remote and face to face CPD available to book now.

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