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PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16)

PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Information Technology (General) Technology Computer Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Young people are growing up in a world where digital literacy is vital in all aspects of their lives. Starting to learn these skills at school is essential to set them up for success, whatever they decide to do in the future.

With a new focus on the subject in schools and a resurgent interest in computer technology like the Raspberry Pi and Codebug, there’s no better time to train as a teacher of computing. You’ll learn to teach all aspects of computing, from computer science and digital literacy to information technology. And you’ll get to use the latest specialist software and tools.

You’ll explore a range of questions to help you become the best teacher you can be. How do you create a lesson plan to inspire and motivate your pupils? What are the current challenges in secondary education? How do you pass on your computer science expertise – and continue to grow that knowledge throughout your career?

Learn to lead in the classroom

You’ll develop your reflective and analytical skills, as well as boosting your own subject knowledge. To prepare for teaching computer science and IT at key stage 3 and 4, you’ll also get lots of hands-on experience in the classroom.

During your placement, you’ll work alongside your computing tutor and school-based mentor. They’ll help you apply your university learning to your own teaching and be there for you whenever you need support.

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Modules

The Effective Computing Teacher: Explorations in Method, Policy and Theory equips you with a deep and broad understanding of contemporary secondary education. You will receive an insight into the ways in which the secondary education system in England has been moulded and shaped by evolving beliefs around pedagogy, education theory and policy, as well as examining the evolution of methods used for the delivery and assessment of educational content. You will develop a critical awareness of, and engagement with, current challenges in secondary education and gain the ability to advocate for robust and convincing solutions. An understanding of the policies, approaches and theories which shape current beliefs around best practice in teaching will ensure you are well equipped to anticipate the future trajectory of secondary education and help influence and respond to this process of continual change.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

13,500

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have: a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if you have an A Level (or equivalent qualification or IT experience) in the subject you wish to teach and a willingness to engage in subject knowledge enhancement; GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; a commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

University information

Edge Hill University has been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885. An ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’ fuels everything that the university does to deliver education excellence. Through its high-quality teaching, exceptional research and scholarship opportunities, Edge Hill opens doors to change. Given the right opportunities and environment students are empowered to create a different future, not just for themselves...more