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Education (Computing), Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
University rank #33 (QS) ,
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Computing) at King's College London is designed to allow computing professionals and graduates to become inspiring secondary school teachers.


The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Computing) at King's College London emphasises learning through critical reflection on theory, practice and discussion with colleagues. The course covers topics such as how pupils learn, how assessment can improve learning and teaching, how to plan and deliver outstanding lessons.

Key benefits

  • Our course, judged Outstanding by Ofsted, is taught by one of the strongest team of computing education tutors in the country.
  • You have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and development in computing education.
  • King’s is home to Computing at School (CAS) which is at the forefront of developing computing subject knowledge amongst teachers across the Greater London Area. Trainees benefit from collaboration with CAS staff.

Career prospects

The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education; many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Studying Policy & Professional Practice
  • Focused Pedagogical Studies
  • Professional Practice in Education
  • School Data

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no specific deadline for applications. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description
      37 weeks FT
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2nd class honours or higher degree (e.g. master's) (or international equivalent) required in computer science, computing, information technology or information systems. 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the subject you intend to teach.Applicants must have experience enabling them to teach computer science theory and practice to GCSE level and information technology to A-level.

  • GCSE grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification) in English language and mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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