Masters | Postgraduate Course - Secondary Education with QTS: Computer Science and ICT PGCE Course Details within University of Cumbria

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Secondary Education with QTS: Computer Science and ICT PGCE

Study Details

PGCE: 1 year full-time

Accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).

There has never been a more exciting time to teach computer science and ICT, which is going through one of the biggest changes ever seen. More and more jobs are appearing to meet the demand of schools who need specialist teachers in computing, so if you're skilled in using computers and want to share your knowledge, then our PGCE will provide you with all the tools needed for a successful career as a secondary school teacher.

We work closely with partnership schools in Lancashire, Cumbria and the Fylde coast, allowing you to complete two placements in different schools and even start teaching by week three of the course! Our experienced tutors will help you learn how to plan, resource and deliver effective lessons to pupils across the ability range. You'll work with people from a variety of backgrounds, sharing experiences of the classroom and ICT work (including programming and technical knowledge) to help enhance everybody's learning. Everything you have done previously will help you on the route to becoming a successful teacher of computer science and ICT, even if you are yet to see the relevance, so allow us to put your skills into focus to achieve a successful career in teaching.

Entry Requirements

You are welcome to apply if you have an honours degree in any ICT or computing subject at 2:2 or above, for example, networking, games design, multimedia, business and ICT. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge.

Student Destinations

This course prepares you to become a specialist Secondary Computer Science and ICT teacher, trained to deliver the essential knowledge and skills that make computer science and ICT a wide-ranging, creative and exciting subject.