The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Computer Science) PGCE is a full-time study programme that consists of four required modules and two blocks of teaching experience based in secondary schools within London and the South East. You will complete the course within nine months, studying September to June. You must take modules totalling 120 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification.
You’ll engage in education, pedagogy and professional studies sessions, and curriculum workshops. These will take place in both university and school settings, and will develop your expertise in general educational and professional issues, and subject pedagogy.
You’ll gain the skills and understanding to take up positions in schools as a teacher of your subject with the potential to contribute fully to the life of the school. Designed around the Teachers’ Standards means, the course carries the Accreditation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
In conjunction with The Queen Mary University of London, we have designed a 12-unit Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programme for Computer Science funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Eligibility for SKE (for which you may also obtain a bursary) is dependent on an offer of a place on one of the King's College London PGCE Programmes: either computer science or information technology and computer science.
The programme runs between April and September. Please note this course is not intended for graduates in non-IT disciplines who wish to retrain in computer science. In those circumstances we recommend a conversion MSc study programme.
Our programme is for computing/ICT specialists wishing to train to be teachers of pupils aged 11-18 in computing to GCSE level and computer science to A-level. It will lead to the Department for Education's (HM Government) Standards for QTS which are assessed through teaching practice observation, portfolios and written assignments.