PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)
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
At Staffordshire University, we have close links with partner schools across the region.
We’ll always aim to arrange placements within 40 minutes of where you live.
We have partnership schools in Stoke, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, West Midlands and Birmingham.
Assessment for your PGCE involves portfolio work, assignments, and observed classroom practice. We’ll often ask you to reflect on approaches you’ve used in the classroom and their effectiveness.
You’ll also be regularly observed by your school-based mentor and university tutor. Working with your placement schools, we’ll identify areas of professional practice that you find challenging.
With a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you’ll be ready to teach computer science in schools across England.
Most of our graduates secure their first teaching position while on the PGCE, with many of them securing roles within our partnership schools.
After you’ve completed this course, you can join our Masters in Education. Your PGCE gives you Masters credits which means you’ll be fast tracked and can complete this course by the end of your second year of teaching.
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