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: first degree from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification; degree classification usually at 2:2 or above (exceptions may be made); GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification); demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You will be required to meet the Department for Children, Schools and Families standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. QTS Skills Tests will form part of the entry requirements for academic year 2013/14.

Months of entry

September

Course content

With a new focus on the subject in schools and a resurgent interest in computer technology like the Raspberry Pi, 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.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team
Email
study@edgehill.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1695 657000