Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (Computer Science and Information Technology, 11-16)

With a new focus on the subject in schools and a resurgent interest in computer technology like the Raspberry Pi and Codebug, it is an ideal time to train as a teacher of computing.

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 the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE you should have: A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification); GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience.

You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children.

Course modules

  • SIT4010 Developing Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in Information Technology and Computing (30 credits)
  • SIT4011 Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning in Information Technology and Computing (30 credits)
  • SIT4012 Research and Practice in Information Technology and Computing (30 credits)
  • SRP4001 Reflective Professional Practice (30 credits)
  • SRP4002 Professional Practice 1 (30 credits)
  • SRP4003 Professional Practice 2 (30 credits)

Assessment methods

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the QTS Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in computer science and information technology, including creating an interactive teaching pack and undertaking action-based research.

Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE Full-time September 2018 £ 12,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
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+44 (0)1695 575171