Taught course

Secondary Computer Science with ICT

Institution
Middlesex University · School of Health and Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • For PGCE Secondary, you will need a 2.2 degree or above in computer science or a related subject
  • You must also have a GCSE grade C or above in English and maths
  • We also accept equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or other appropriately accredited providers if the testing arrangements have been approved by the ITT team at Middlesex. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills.
Further requirements

It is preferable that you undertake at least two weeks work experience in a UK or Republic of Ireland Primary education context before applying.

To begin the course you must also complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, submit a health questionnaire and complete a placement form. Further details will be sent to you once you receive an offer.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews

Entry onto this course requires an interview. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.

Prior to commencing the course, you must pass Department for Education professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. You are advised to pass them wherever possible before your interview in order to give yourself the best possible chance of success. However if you haven't passed at the time of the interview and you receive an offer it will be conditional on passing the tests by a nominated date.

For more information on how to prepare or book a professional skills test, please visit our advice page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

From social media to security and banking, ICT is everywhere and its importance is becoming increasingly apparent in today's national curriculum. Computer science now counts as a science subject in the EBacc performance measure. These changes will create huge demand for a fresh wave of talented and energetic computing teachers.

Why study PGCE Secondary Education Computer Science with ICT at Middlesex University?

This one-year full-time course enables you to meet the national standards for the award of qualified teacher status.

Subject studies focus on the development of Computer Science with ICT capability at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and post-16. In addition, during your studies you will undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools and have the chance to acquire skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. Schools are carefully selected to suit each individual and expose them to a variety of imaginative and thought provoking learning strategies. Key experts from our partner schools are on hand to offer invaluable mentoring and support.

Course highlights
  • Two-thirds of the duration of the course is on placement. We have excellent relationships with schools in London, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; many graduates work in their first teaching job at their placement school
  • Through sustained exposure to a classroom environment, you will learn to exercise initiative and sound judgement when confronted by challenging situations
  • Diverse teaching placements enable you to understand, critically evaluate and respond to the needs of children in multicultural, multilingual and multi-faith settings and schools in an international, urban environment
  • You will learn to critically evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of resources and understand the importance of literacy, numeracy and ICT in delivering an effective, all-round curriculum
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Middlesex Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk