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February 2021 Launch of the Secondary Certification

The certification is the next stage to complete once you have completed the Computer Science Accelerator programme. This professional development programme is designed to enhance how you teach secondary computing, and to give you confidence to apply those skills in the classroom. Throughout your learning journey, you’ll get the opportunity to develop yourself, your professional community, and your students, by engaging in a range of activities.

What are the benefits?
You will be able to choose from and engage in a wide range of training and engagement activities, to develop your practical skills and pedagogy. The certificate will also give you the opportunity to:

Work toward chartered status while you show you commitment to your professional development. Discover opportunities to share best practice and build up a strong community network. Access resources and guidance which will save you time on lesson planning and inspire your students

On completion, you will receive a nationally recognised certificate on completion, awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and accredited by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Benefits for you:

Be recognised for your commitment to your professional learning, your subject, and your community

Update your skills and feel more confident to teach this high-demand subject across the curriculum

Save time on lesson planning and gain inspirational teaching ideas

Meet teachers in your area to share best practice

Please email the computing hub for more details on how you can start your secondary certificate journey at [email protected] or visit teachcomputing.org

Upcoming courses in Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire


Python Programming Projects: Advance Subject Knowledge, Implementation & Testing – Remote

Upcoming Computer Science Accelerator Course

This course is for current or prospective teachers of GCSE computer science, to undertake this course it is advised that you have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the Python language.

Start date: 09th February 2021
Duration: 1 day

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Enriching secondary computing with STEM Ambassadors in Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire – Remote

Brand new course

This course is for Subject leaders and teacher of secondary computing looking to enrich the subject.  

Start date: 09th March 2021 
Duration: Twilight Session 4-5.30pm

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Python Programming: Working with Data – Remote

Upcoming Computer Science Accelerator Course

This course is for current or prospective teachers of GCSE computer science with some understanding of computer science principles.

Start date: 25th February 2021
Duration: 1 day

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Teaching GCSE Computer Science: Improving Student Engagement – Remote

This course supports the Secondary Certification 

This course is for secondary teachers of GCSE Computer Science. This course is fully funded for participants from maintained schools in England who have successfully completed the GCSE Computer Science Accelerator programme. 

Start date: 27th April 2021
Duration: 1 day

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