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  Secondary Computer Science - PGCE with QTS


UWE Bristol    School of Education and Childhood

Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time
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Embark on a rewarding journey towards becoming a qualified Computer Science teacher with the Secondary Computer Science PGCE at UWE Bristol. This one-year programme, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), equips you with 60 master's level credits while focusing on innovative teaching practices. The course emphasises collaboration with experienced educators, enhancing your subject knowledge and pedagogical skills. You'll delve into core components of Computer Science, Information Technology, and Digital Literacy, preparing you to inspire the next generation of tech enthusiasts. With a strong emphasis on inclusivity and adapting to technological advancements, you'll participate in workshops led by industry experts and academics. Placements in diverse school settings across the region provide hands-on teaching experience. Entry requirements include a 2:2 undergraduate degree and GCSEs in English and Mathematics. Join us at UWE Bristol to shape the future of education and benefit from our modern facilities and supportive learning environment.

About the course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Computer Science is a one-year course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You'll train to become a Computer Science teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). You'll gain 60 academic credits at master's level as part of the course. 

Teaching is both a challenging and a rewarding career with a high level of job satisfaction. It is a great privilege, as well as a great responsibility, to play such a key role in young people's lives. We focus on supporting our trainees to thrive, and we do this alongside teachers and mentors in school. We also facilitate you to collaborate with your peers, and to graduate with a ready-made, supportive professional network.  

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate honours degree, or a recognised equivalent qualification. This is typically 2:2 or higher.

A substantial amount (at least 50%) of your degree should be in a subject related to what you want to teach. If you need to improve your subject knowledge, you may be asked to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before starting your PGCE (deadlines apply).

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics, or equivalent.

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