Two versions of the Certificate are available:

  • BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Secondary)
  • BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching (Primary)

There are three parts to the Certificate with two routes to completion, independent and guided route.

As you work towards the Certificate you will have assistance from your individually-assigned e-assessor, who will give you feedback on draft work you have completed and support you in developing your evidence. The Certificate is based around a model of formative assessment, whereby you are given feedback during the year to enable you to improve your work rather than at the end when you have reached the standard.

The learning is based on a model of experiential learning, in that you apply the knowledge you have gained through CPD to the actual development of a programming project and a pedagogical investigation. This helps you to realise the benefits of the CPD you have attended by putting it into practice. The Certificate must be achieved within one year of registration.


“My assessor was brilliant and always on hand to answer any of my questions. She was also very good at marking / responding within a few days of me submitting my assignment.”
Nicola Hancock (Secondary Teacher)