Manchester Metropolitan University
Computing with Information Communication Technology
Our one-year, full-time PGCE Computing with ICT provides successful graduates with the opportunity to inspire the next generation of technology leaders, innovators and programmers, training you to teach both system analysis and various programming paradigms in secondary schools and colleges. You will work with tutors and fellow trainees to develop exciting new ways of delivering your knowledge of Computing and ICT in the 11-19 context. On completion you will be confident to teach Computing from key stage 3 through GCSE (key stage 4) and A-level (key stage 5). Successful graduates will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status and gain 60 Masters Level credits (1/3 of a Masters Degree) which can be used for progression to higher academic and professional awards. Applicants have the choice of university-based or school direct routes.
Applicants require a relevant undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university or an equivalent higher education qualification (with at least half the content in computing or computer science) at 2.2 or above, or equivalent (candidates with a degree which does not meet this requirement, but who can demonstrate considerable subject knowledge gained through industrial, commercial or school-based experience or a skills knowledge enhancement course in computing/computer science may also be considered); at least 2 weeks of classroom based experience in relevant school setting(s); GCSE English language and mathematics grades C or above; a pass in the Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and DfE Fitness to Teach test are required.
Core units: practice credit 1 (induction phase); practice credit 2 (teaching placement block a: formation of personal practice); practice credit 3 (teaching placement block b: development of personal practice); practice credit 4 (enrichment phase); professional practice; subject pedagogy (computing with ICT).
There are 2 elements of assessment: teaching, incorporating school experience files, that capture evidence of the range of your experiences, this element will be assessed by mentors and judged against the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status; written assignments, this element builds on the teaching experience and integrates theory with practice and observation. In addition, there are several course completion requirements: the record of professional development (a portfolio of evidence of personal and professional development); the career entry profile (completed at the point of becoming a newly qualified teacher and taken with students into their 1st post); satisfactory attendance and professional engagement with the course requirements.
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