Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Computing (11-18)

This is an innovative and intensive nine month programme preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 11-18 age range in the Secondary sector. You will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling you to teach in schools on completion of the programme. The course is organised in partnership with schools around Kent where you will spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching in two different schools. Your learning takes place for 12 weeks in the University, where you will experience a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. These will prepare you for your professional placements and help you to reflect on professional issues and your own development. During the 24 weeks on placement, you will learn through a combination of observation, individual, group and whole class teaching, discussions with mentors, attendance at school training events and professional meetings.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree in a subject related to computer science, computing or, in some exceptional cases, an unrelated degree for those who have extensive employment in the computer science or computing industry; we welcome applicants with experience in business and industry, particularly where this work has enhanced knowledge, skills and understanding in ICT; in addition, applicants also need to have GCSEs (or recognised equivalents) at grade C or above in English language and mathematics; a minimum of 10 days recent state secondary school experience is also required before submitting an application. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to have passed skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to an interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional placement � module 1; professional studies � module 2; curriculum studies in computing � module 3; enhanced studies � module 4.

Assessment methods

This programme is assessed through a combination of professional placement and course work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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