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Much more than one step ahead of the class now
The first teachers in the country to have completed the new BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching will receive their certificates at a special presentation in Birmingham next month.  The certificate enables teachers to demonstrate their teaching competence in the computer science elements of the new computing curriculum.  Devised & implemented by Computing At School (CAS) and accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the certificate was launched last autumn.  There are 2 versions of the certificate, one specifically for primary teachers and one for secondary teachers.
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BCS:  First teachers receive new Certificate in Computer Science Teaching

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