Staffordshire University: PGCE Secondary Computer Science
|Institution||Staffordshire University View institution profile|
|Department||Life Sciences and Education|
From databases and programming to Raspberry Pi and algorithms, you’ll help students understand the world of computer science. Get hands-on experience teaching on placement and develop your knowledge of the secondary school curriculum on campus.
Children are adept with technology. But you’ll help them understand the code, algorithms and operating systems behind the screen.
We’ve designed this course to help you understand how to support KS3, KS4, and KS5 students. You’ll develop the skills you need to make sure young people enjoy learning.
Throughout your training, you’ll get hands-on experience on placement. You’ll also join study sessions to explore misconceptions in computer science, programming, lesson planning and more.
From getting the most out of your induction, to tips on teaching your first lesson, your personal tutor will be there to support you every step of your PGCE journey.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PGCE Secondary Computer Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
|Level||RQF Level 7|
For this course, you need a degree in Computer Science or a related subject or industrial experience within the sector as well as a GCSE grade C/4 or above in both English Language and Mathematics, we also expect you to be confident in technology.
After you apply, we’ll arrange a selection interview. During the interview process we will assess your subject knowledge and personal qualities, such as communication skills, resilience for teaching, and how easy you’ll find it to relate to secondary age students.
If you accept a formal offer, you’ll need to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and you’ll need clearance to work with children (Enhanced DBS).
|Location||Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)|
At Staffordshire University, we provide high-quality postgraduate education across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, psychology, engineering and healthcare. Whether you want to push the boundaries of your professional practice, or you are challenging yourself with a change in career – Staffordshire university can help you achieve your goals.
Our main campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent, with the major cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool all under an hour’s commute. Plus, we have a specialist healthcare Centre of Excellence in Stafford and Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute offering the latest in tech courses …View Profile
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