Taught course

PGCE Secondary Computing with QTS

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school computing curriculum for the 11-16 age range.

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

The sessions will include looking at recent pedagogy and learning how to teach the theoretical aspects of the subject including binary conversions, algorithms, data structures, and networks. In the sessions you’ll look at how digital safety is taught, and you’ll also consider different aspects of virtual learning for teaching computing in school.

Peer teaching will allow you to work on a range of theory topics, so that you understand how students will learn in your classroom. Some of the topics you might cover are programming languages or how to assess a pupil’s use of HTML to create a web page.

You’ll also have guest lectures from people working in industry, representatives from the Computing at School community of practice and exam boards have provided guest lectures in previous years.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding options, please visit our website to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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