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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Computing) PGCE

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    37 weeks

Course summary

Overview

The PGCE Computing at King’s equips computing professionals and graduates to become inspiring secondary school teachers. The course emphasises learning through critical reflection on theory, practice and discussion with colleagues. King’s has established strong links with excellent partner schools and can offer trainees a rich and diverse experience of curriculum planning and delivery. Trainees benefit from our central London location and participate in specifically organised visits, which have included trips to the Raspberry Pi Academy and the Science Museum pending availability.

Course detail

The Computing PGCE is a full-time course that consists of four required modules and two blocks of teaching experience based in secondary schools within London and Greater London. You will complete the course within ten months, studying September to June. You must take modules totalling 120 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification. You’ll engage in education, pedagogy and professional studies sessions and curriculum workshops. These will take place in both university and school settings and will develop your expertise in general educational and professional issues, as well as subject pedagogy. You’ll gain the skills and understanding to take up positions in schools as a teacher of your subject with the potential to contribute fully to the life of the school. The course carries the Accreditation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). School Direct: The School Direct teacher training route is composed of a partnership between King’s College London and a lead school. Students apply to the lead school for admission to the course. The academic components of the course are delivered by King’s College London whilst the secondary school teaching experience is organised by the lead school. Our course is for computing specialists wishing to train to be teachers of pupils aged 11-18 in computing to GCSE level and computer science to A-level. It will lead to the Department for Education's (HM Government) Standards for QTS which are assessed through teaching practice observation, portfolios and written assignments.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures and seminars are primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught. Students undertake teaching placements in secondary schools selected by their lead school. Whilst every effort is made to place PGCE trainees in local schools, due to the changing nature of initial teacher education and limited availability of placements in certain subject areas, trainees should be prepared to travel to their placement schools throughout the Greater London area and beyond.

Career prospects

The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education; many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    182 76%

    13th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    76th

    10

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