Taught course

Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

Institution
Edge Hill University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE you should have: A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification); GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways - time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience. 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 or Mathematics. EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu. You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/skillstests. If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education's standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer. The standard cost of applying for DBS Enhanced Disclosure for this course is currently £50.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. With a new focus on the subject in schools and a resurgent interest in computer technology like the Raspberry Pi and Codebug, it is an ideal time to train as a teacher of computing. This PGCE will equip you with the range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of the subject. You will learn to teach all aspects of computing, including computer science, digital literacy and information technology. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge. You will have the opportunity to interact with the latest specialist computer science and computing software and tools in schools in order to both increase trainees' knowledge of computer science, digital literacy and information technology, and support and enhance other aspects of teaching and learning in secondary schools. If you are a graduate with a degree in computer science, information technology or a related subject (or if you work in an IT environment) and you are passionate about developing the technical creativity and computing skills of secondary school pupils, this PGCE in Computer Science and Information Technology is for you.

Fees and funding

Fee If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2018/19, tuition fees are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19 are £12,750.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Assessment

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the QTS Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in computer science and information technology, including creating an interactive teaching pack and undertaking action-based research. Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171