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PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16) Edge Hill University

UK

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Summary

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.

Successful completion of this programme will allow you to gain QTS status and progress onto employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) of computing at secondary school level. Our proactive careers service can help you to find job vacancies and offers in-depth advice on teacher job applications and interviews, to help you secure work.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22 are £13,500.

From

Sep-21, Sep-22

Venue

Edge Hill University

St Helens Road,

Ormskirk,

Lancashire,

L39 4QP, England

Entry requirement for international students

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have: a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if you have an A Level (or equivalent qualification or IT experience) in the subject you wish to teach and a willingness to engage in subject knowledge enhancement; GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; a commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. 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 Language and Mathematics. International students require IELTS 6.5, with a score no lower than 6.0 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification. TOEFL Overall score of 90 or above with minimum elements of listening 21, reading 22, speaking 23 and writing 21.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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