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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Computer Science

University of Portsmouth

12 months
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About

If you're looking for a rewarding career where you can make a positive difference to other people's lives, teaching is a great choice – and on our PGCE Computer Science course at the University of Portsmouth, you'll gain you the skills and confidence you need to become an outstanding secondary school teacher.

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Overview

On this course, you'll be supported by our tutors and school-based mentors as you learn to plan and deliver lessons with strong subject knowledge, confidence and imagination, while reflecting on what it means to teach. You can study full time over 1 year, or part time over 2.

Our teacher training programmes have been given an outstanding review from Ofsted and we've got excellent links with many schools in the region – so when you finish your course, you'll graduate with excellent career prospects, and eligibility for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) too.

What you will experience?

The PGCE has three interconnected strands – Curriculum Studies, Professional Studies and School Experience – so the skills and knowledge you pick up can be practised and built on with teaching experience. You'll hone your teaching skills in whichever of the following subject areas you choose:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Computer Science
  • Science (with biology, physics or chemistry)   

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop your teaching skills through practical activity and the study of theories and contemporary issues in education
  • Share your experience and learn from other students through lectures and seminars
  • Learn key teaching skills, including lesson planning, classroom management, and special needs and inclusion
  • Develop your subject-based knowledge
  • Get work experience in a teaching placement, where you'll work closely with mentors and other school staff
  • Study a range of topics including pedagogy and practice based research; lesson planning; behaviour management; assessment, and special education needs and inclusion

How you're assessed

The assessments that you'll complete on this course are designed to ensure that you meet the Standards for Qualifying to Teach.

In each term you'll be assessed through:

  • The development of your teaching skills
  • A formal assignment
  • An interview in which you'll demonstrate the evidence collected towards the standards including your subject knowledge

Throughout the course, you'll also collate a portfolio of evidence based on schoolwork, observations of teaching, tasks and assignments.

Career

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to start your teaching career. Over 90 per cent of Portsmouth PGCE graduates go into full-time teaching, and once you're an established teaching professional, you'll have opportunities for further career progression in roles including year head and subject leader.

Accreditation

Our PGCE degree course is an accredited qualification and once you graduate, you'll be eligible for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Programme Structure

Core modules currently include:

  • Classroom practice in secondary teaching
  • Reflective practice in secondary teaching
  • The development of the professional secondary teacher
  • The professional secondary teacher

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, ideally with approximately 50% Computer Science content or other relevant experience.
  • GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C (Grade 4) or above, or equivalent.
  • All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.
  • All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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