Based around experiential 'learning by doing' so no need to attend lectures or read text books

Complete the three course components in any order - work with the content to support your day-to-day teaching

Every teacher works in a different context and your evidence will relate specifically to your teaching environment

Become a BCS Affiliate member, at no additional cost, when you achieve your certificate

Who is it for?

You don’t need a computer science degree to be a great computer science teacher - this certificate is for teachers who have no other qualification to recognise their computing knowledge and ability.

What are the entry requirements?

You need to be currently employed in a school and delivering computing lessons.

What will I learn?

You'll learn Python and Scratch programming - see our course structure for more information on the three components that make up the certificate.

How do I get this certification?

Take the guided route (recommended)

Our guided route offers you support with three BCS courses, delivered each term by webinars, scheduled for a regular weekday evening.

How long will it take?

In total you have up to one year to complete the certificate.

If you already have strong programming skills, it may only take you a few months. If you need to spend time developing your programming skills, it could take you a full year to gain the certificate.

How much does it cost?

£435 + VAT = £522 (paying by credit card)
£460 + VAT = £552 (paying by invoice)

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Take the independent route (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about computer science. This allows you to study and gain the certificate at your own pace.

How long will it take?

In total you have up to one year to complete the certificate.

If you already have strong programming skills, it may only take you a few months. If you need to spend time developing your programming skills, it could take you a full year to gain the certificate.

How much does it cost?

£275 + VAT = £330 (paying by credit card)
£300 + VAT = £360 (paying by invoice)

Register your interest