|Course Length:||8-28 Weeks Full-Time|
|Start Dates:||January 2022, February 2022, March 2022, April 2022, May 2022, July 2022, January 2023, February 2023, March 2023, April 2023, May 2023, July 2023|
|Subjects:||Education and Teaching
|Location:||Edge Hill University|
If you have applied to study on the PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then this course could be for you.
The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in computing to prepare you to teach the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject effectively, with competence, enthusiasm and confidence, to learners aged 11-16 years.
Different programmes are available and the most suitable structure for you will depend on whether you studied a degree in a computer science discipline and have relevant industrial experience. The course structure and length will be flexible to reflect the needs of each individual trainee.
The programme has six intakes per year. These include an 8-week course starting in July, a 16-week course starting in April, and a 28-week course starting in January.
What will I study?
This course will address the needs of PGCE applicants in the areas of computer architecture, relational databases, algorithms, programming, networks and societal impact of computing. The actual length of the course is determined at interview based on your qualifications and experience.
The course is designed to achieve the following:
- Address gaps in your subject knowledge;
- Inspire you to promote learning in computing that is challenging and engaging for all students;
- Identify and build upon your prior learning, and develop your capacity for future self-study;
- Enable you to understand the topics of computer architecture, relational databases, algorithms, programming, networks and the societal impact of computing;
- Develop your ability to support learners’ understanding of computing;
- Develop use of appropriate technology in teaching and learning.
How will I study?
The course structure and length will be flexible to reflect your individual needs. The course is divided into individual units, each requiring 50 hours of learning time, normally within a space of two weeks. This learning will be a blend of face-to-face sessions, online learning and supported self-study, with one evening per week on campus.
How will I be assessed?
There are no formal examinations. You will build a portfolio from directed activities.
You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University.
There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement programme which is funded by the Department for Education.
If you need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement programme during academic year 2021/22, you may be eligible to receive a bursary of £175 per week. To be eligible for this bursary, you must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on a PGCE, with completion of a subject knowledge enhancement course as one of the offer conditions. Please note, additional Department for Education eligibility criteria will also apply.
How to Apply
There is an online application process for this programme.
Applications for intakes in 2022 are due to open in December 2021.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applydirect to access the relevant online application form and to find out more about the application process.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
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