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PGCE Secondary Computer Science with ICT

PGCE Secondary Computer Science with ICT

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Computer Studies Teaching / Training Information Technology (General) Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Secondary teaching at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This teaching degree provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to teach the ICT and Computer Science at secondary school level. Time is spent in the University in lectures and seminars and in the classroom on placements, ensuring that by the end of the course, trainees are confident professionals ready to begin teaching in secondary schools.

Why choose this course?

The award is offered at two levels. Both are recognised teaching qualifications, but the postgraduate award will allow fast-track entry to Masters courses:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

The choice of which qualification to take will be made while on the course, successful completion of which will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The course aims to develop an understanding of ICT and computer science, the principles involved in the teaching and learning of the subject across the full age and ability range and the professional values and practice, subject knowledge and understanding commensurate with the particular subject specialism. This includes how children learn and how they develop cognitively, socially and physically and the understanding, skills and personal qualities necessary for managing the learning environment.

All trainees undertake a module concerned with the wider context of schools and education. This develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for your first teaching post in a secondary school. It also builds a foundation for further professional development. Elements of this module include both whole cohort keynote lectures and seminars, many of which are led by mixed groups of trainees supported by tutors. This allows you to meet the Teachers' Standards by making secure connections between issues in school and your own professional practice.

What you'll study

ICT continues to be a rapidly expanding area in schools. The PGCE Information Communications Technology and Computer Science course will enable newly qualified teachers to teach ICT and Computer Science with confidence, inspiring and challenging pupils in the 11-18 age phase. The course will include education professional studies, subject application studies and school experience.

What will I study?

Subject teaching studies will include:

  • lesson planning and schemes of work
  • monitoring and assessment
  • special educational needs
  • philosophy of ICT in education
  • classroom management
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Computer Science frameworks and specifications.

You will also cover managing ICT across the curriculum, including:

  • theory to practice
  • teaching
  • learning and pedagogy
  • resourcing and resources in ICT
  • Computer Science education
  • knowledge
  • skills
  • understanding.

You will also study the personal development of capability and health, safety and legal issues.

Careers and employability

The vocational nature of the PGCE Secondary and the fact that successful completion of the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means that graduates are ideally placed to pursue a career as a teacher in a secondary school or college.

Modules

This module will help you become a teacher who exercises responsibility: for your pupils as individuals and as members of groups within and beyond the school community. It also promotes productive interaction, with professional colleagues including teaching and support staff in school, staff from external agencies, and with other adults, including parents and carers.

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)

15,600

Entry requirements

Students will need: a UK honours degree or equivalent with a 2:2 - at least 50% of which is in the subject you wish to teach or in a closely related subject. GCSE English and Mathematics at minimum grade C or equivalent.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees. Whether you...more