University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Secondary Information Communication Technology and Computer Science

Successful completion leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests. The course trains students to teach information technology to secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16 years. The Postgraduate Certificate includes modules at Master�s level which may count towards a further Master�s award. The award is agreed whilst students train with the University. The University's PGCE programmes are designed to develop subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree of 2.2 or above with at least 50% relevant content in an ICT or computer science related degree. A GCSE grade C pass in mathematics and English. The ability to speak, read and write well in English. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and medical check. There is a charge (currently �44) applicants need not do anything before applying. Applicants must have passed skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting initial teacher training course. Please note that applicants must have registered for the tests before the University offers an interview. All conditions must be met by 31 August 2015 (please allow extra time for Skills Test retakes). These are the usual entry requirements; however those with different or older qualifications should not be deterred from applying as the University welcomes people from different backgrounds. Trainees with appropriate industrial and/or commercial experience are encouraged to apply. A degree acquired overseas: applicants will need to provide a full transcript of the award, along with details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution.

Course modules

Modules: The practice of teaching (induction); specialist subject development; the practice of teaching (application); the practice of teaching (consolidation); special educational needs and inclusion; curriculum development.

Assessment methods

There are no formal examinations but there may be some classroom knowledge activities. Students complete 2 written assignments at Master's level, 3 personal reports, and a personal subject audit. These cover both subject and professional development as a teacher. Students also produce evidence to support the completion of all the QTS standards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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