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Through the required training and activities, you can gain the Subject Knowledge Certificate (accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT).
Examples of staff who can benefit from the CSA and gain the Subject Knowledge Certificate
To gain certification:
For experienced computing teachers or department leads, or those who have completed the CSA, the Secondary Certificate provides the next level of accreditation.
Any school who would like intensive, bespoke support in the introduction of GCSE or A Level Computing, please contact Mandy Honeyman on [email protected].
Mandy is the regional collaboration lead, and will be assign a specific expert PDL (Professional Development Lead) to help you on your journey.
We offer subsidies to provide two days of supply cover (£205 per day) for teachers to attend the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) CPD, helping to develop teachers’ subject knowledge and skills without impacting pupils' lessons. This support is available to state-funded secondary schools and colleges in England.
This incentive payment is capped at two days of release per school in an academic year, which will support a teacher to complete the minimum required CPD to access the CSA test. The courses must be:
This incentive can be used to fund supply teacher cover costs only; school leaders may be asked to confirm that a cover cost has been incurred. For any questions on eligibility, please email [email protected].
Trigger FREE support from the hub by using our Quickstart guide to the CQF (Computing Quality Framework).
The Isaac Computer Science, free online platform for students and teachers.
Click HERE to access the platform.
Isaac Computer Science allows you to:
Everything on Isaac Computer Science is FREE, funded by the Department for Education.
PDLs (Professional Development Leads) are all qualified under the NCCE programme, and experienced in delivering, strategizing and developing Computing and Computer Science.
PDLs can help with...
You can book time with a PDL by contacting us on [email protected].
You can get started by registering in just 10 minutes.
Many schools are upskilling and deploying non-specialist teachers or teachers new to computing. Gaining the right support and CPD can help supercharge confidence, movitation and quality of delivery.
We specialise in helping:
What to do now?
TIP: Many schools tend to enable staff to attend courses straight away, although the process of working through the CQF Self-Review and speaking with an expert PDL helps to shape a deeper, wider offer and build relationships with the PDL and other schools with similar needs over time.
The Computer Science Accelerator (commonly known as the CS Accelerator or CSA) is the backbone of the Computing Hub CPD programme for all profiles of secondary, student-facing staff.
There are courses to suit all, from complete beginners, through to the most experienced and skilled of computing teachers and subject leaders.
Examples of staff suited to the CSA
Courses led by our local Professional Development Leads are displayed on this page.
You can also access the full range of nationally delivered courses by visiting teachcomputing.org/courses.
Staff can also gain the BCS accredited Subject Knowledge Certificate by completing CSA courses and an online test. See teachcomputing.org/cs-accelerator for details, register and get started.