Taught course

PGCE Secondary Computing with QTS

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the computing secondary school curriculum.

You’ll explore how to teach children computing and digital skills through hands-on activities such as programming and practical projects using Raspberry Pis or robots.

On this course, you’ll mainly study with your group. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.

Some of the topics you’ll learn include algorithms, data structures, keeping safe online and programming languages used in secondary schools (such as Python and Visual Basic). You’ll complete sample projects set for GCSE and A-level students too, so that you understand the tasks the students will be doing.

You’ll also have guest lectures from people working in industry, Computing At School (part of the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT) and exam boards.

After learning ways to teach coding or how to assess a pupil’s use of HTML to create a web page, you’ll be ready to teach these skills in schools.

You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days on placements, in schools engaged with the new computing curriculum.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the computing secondary school curriculum.

You’ll explore how to teach children computing and digital skills through hands-on activities such as programming and practical projects using Raspberry Pis or robots.

On this course, you’ll mainly study with your group. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.

Some of the topics you’ll learn include algorithms, data structures, keeping safe online and programming languages used in secondary schools (such as Python and Visual Basic). You’ll complete sample projects set for GCSE and A-level students too, so that you understand the tasks the students will be doing.

You’ll also have guest lectures from people working in industry, Computing At School (part of the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT) and exam boards.

After learning ways to teach coding or how to assess a pupil’s use of HTML to create a web page, you’ll be ready to teach these skills in schools.

You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days on placements, in schools engaged with the new computing curriculum.

This course is available via University led and School Direct routes.

We also offer an Assessment-Only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aimed at experienced, but unqualified graduate teachers, wishing to complete a formal qualification.

Fees and funding

For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969