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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school computing curriculum. You’ll explore how to teach children computing and digital skills through hands-on activities such as programming and practical projects using Microbits, Raspberry Pi's and robots.

On this course, you will study with your PGCE Computing group, but also have the opportunity to work with other subject areas. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.

The sessions will include learning how to teach theory topics including algorithms, data structures data structures, keeping safe online and programming languages used in secondary schools (such as Python).

Peer teaching will allow you to work on GCSE and A-Level theory topics, so that you understand the tasks the students will be doing in school. You’ll also have guest lectures from people working in industry, BT Barefoot, Computing At School and exam boards.

After learning ways to teach coding or how to assess a pupil’s use of HTML to create a web page, you’ll teach these skills in schools.

You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days on a variety of placements, in schools engaged with the new computing curriculum. Throughout your placements, you’ll gradually increase your involvement to become an expert practitioner.

This PGCE is available via University led and School Direct routes.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as computing teachers in secondary schools.

The PGCE programme provides you with 60 masters' level credits when you graduate. You could put these towards a masters degree to help you develop your career in the field of education including our new MTeach masters specifically designed for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

Tuition fees

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£ 17,500per year

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

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    59th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 63%

    25th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    48th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    43rd

    9

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