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Secondary Design and Technology (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (School Direct)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Riverside Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

In an environment where almost every sphere of business, leisure and day-to-day activity relies on the use of computers, it is an exciting time to get involved in teaching the next generation of computer scientists.

Course overview

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why study this course with us?

Computers are a part of our everyday devices; from mobile phones, the gaming industry, to the huge possibilities the internet has created, the digital environment is constantly expanding. With developments in technology changing so rapidly, the above areas are experiencing a sharp increase in the demand for skilled staff to keep ahead of developments, and to pave the way for the future.

The Government, early in 2012, recognised this fact and dramatically changed the school curriculum so that ICT was replaced by a Computer Science curriculum. This shift presents a challenge to schools and their staff which this course seeks to address.

Based upon the curriculum developed in 2012 by Microsoft, Google and The British Computer Society, trainees on the course will engage with the current suggested curriculum, and investigate how to develop lesson content that inspires and identifies the possibilities within Computer Science.

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,950per year

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

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    125 63%

    31st

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    65th

    20

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