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PGCE (Secondary) Computing with QTS

University of Bolton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This PGCE with QTS will support you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to teach computing in the secondary sector and inspire the next generation of young people. Combining university and school-based experience with expert tuition from our experienced educationalists, this ITT course aims to ensure you can learn what it takes to teach.

Course Details

This master's level Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme offers you a range of experience in secondary schools. You will gain knowledge of diverse socio-economic settings and students with different needs and abilities. Your subject-specialist mentor will support you throughout your training, and university tutors will help you develop research-informed approaches to teaching in secondary schools. Our bespoke Subject Specialist Studies (SSS) programme will focus on building your knowledge of the Computing national curriculum and support your teaching during your placements.

Aligned with the Department for Education Teachers' Standards, our PGCE (Secondary) Computing with QTS offers you the opportunity to step into a rewarding career as a secondary school teacher. This PGCE ensures you will gain a minimum of 120 days of school-based experience that will build your practical expertise. When you successfully complete your PGCE and school-based training, you can be recommended for the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Course Highlights:

  • This programme offers you the opportunity to gain a PGCE (Secondary) Computing and Qualified Teacher Status.
  • School-based-experience is a core component of this course and you will undertake at least two teaching placements, totalling a minimum of 120 days’ experience in local secondary schools.
  • Our highly qualified and dedicated Education team offer a wealth of experience of teaching in the secondary sector.
  • Our Subject Specialist Studies (SSS) enhanced learning programme offers you the chance to explore and develop your skills in teaching computing and is aligned to the national curriculum.

Career Opportunities

If you have a degree and wish to pursue a career in teaching computing (and related subjects) in secondary schools, then this course is for you. It offers a strong grounding in teaching computing and examines how this can support a career as a secondary school teacher. Some of the key transferable skills you could gain include planning, time management, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, analytical and modelling skills, research and self-discipline.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

This course offers you an exciting opportunity to turn your passion for computing into a career in teaching. Graduates of this course will be qualified to teach Computing in secondary schools.

Teachers are often employed by state-maintained schools, where your employer is usually the local authority. Alternatively, you may be directly employed by an institution. This will be the case if you choose to work for an academy, free school, independent school or college.

After graduation, you may wish to undertake further study. Popular topics include education management, theory and policy. You could follow a master's in education, pursue a PhD by research or study for a professional doctorate.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    101 51%

    77th

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47 47%

    79th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    13th

    40

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