Daniel Burgess

PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

Throughout the course I have found that trainees are provided with all the resources they need to become effective teachers and the tutors are very supportive.

“After graduating from university I became a teaching assistant and within a short space of time had built up a really good relationship with the pupils. I enjoyed this experience so much that I decided to progress my career further and undertake teacher training.

I’d heard lots of good things about Edge Hill University from colleagues and I liked how my Secondary PGCE programme could be studied flexibly to fit around my existing work commitments. It has definitely proven to be a good choice for me.

Throughout the course I have found that trainees are provided with all the resources they need to become effective teachers and the tutors are very supportive, both in class and on placement. Everyone does all they can to help you achieve your goals.

So far I have completed two placements in two very contrasting schools. The first involved spending 40 days training how to teach ICT, which built my confidence and subject knowledge in the classroom, while the second was a 50 day placement where I could refine my practice and try out new ideas. During my second placement I was also allocated 19 hours of teaching each week, working across all year groups.

Edge Hill University really has provided me with so many opportunities and I am now looking forward to securing my first teaching role and, in time, leading my own subject.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.