Bishop Grosseteste University
Computing (32LD)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/

Contents

About the course

This PGCE course prepares you to teach Computer Studies in the 11-16 age ranges with opportunities to gain experience of teaching post-16. It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers’ Standards.

You will consider the broader aspects of teaching, contexts for learning, the latest government initiatives and contemporary issues in teaching, learning and assessment. You will also work alongside trainee teachers of other subjects to consider cross-curricular aspects of education. These topics will introduce you to your career in the teaching profession.

Throughout your year of study, you will explore all aspects of your subject. This includes those areas that are your strengths, as well as areas you may need to improve upon. You will study how pupils learn in your subject area, how you need to assess them and how to keep abreast of new developments within your subject. You will learn how to plan and deliver topics in ways that include all types of learners in meaningful ways.

You will spend two-thirds of the year in partner schools and other educational settings gaining rich and varied experiences designed to support meeting the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Working with peers, tutors and school-based colleagues, you will develop your abilities to promote effective learning among 11-16 year-olds. You will also have opportunities to gain experience of the key stages before and after the ones in which you will qualify.

Interview process

Interviews for PGCE programmes are currently being conducted via Microsoft Teams. The interview will consist of two tasks – one is related to the subject that you want to teach and the other is more generic written task. You will also have an interview with a member of the PGCE team.

When your application has been received, the Admissions team will check that you meet the requirements for your chosen programme and will then invite you to book yourself onto an interview day that suits you.

Once you’ve booked your interview, you’ll receive all the information you need to fully prepare. This will include details of a short 5-minute teaching task that you’ll be asked to prepare. We’ll ask you about this as part of your subject interview.

After your interview day, we’ll process your decision as quickly as possible and send you more information about meeting your conditions.

If you’ve applied for a School Direct place, we’ll also let the school know the outcome of the interview. For successful applicants, the School Direct partner will then make a decision as to whether to invite you to a second interview day in school.

How school placements work

While studying this course, you will spend two-thirds of the year in placements in partner schools and other educational settings gaining rich and varied experiences designed to support meeting the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Working with peers, tutors and school-based colleagues, you will develop your abilities to promote effective learning among 11-16-year-olds. You will also have opportunities to gain experience of the key stages before and after the ones in which you will qualify.

Fees

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £12,500

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £26,000
  • a bursary of £24,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Computing or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

For all PGCE Secondary specialisms you will normally need:

  • GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics at the time of application. Please see our list of accepted equivalents here: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/pgce-and-school-direct/

  • A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above

  • Experience – We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Secondary PGCE

  • Declaration of Health

  • DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure

Other requirements

Find out more on our website: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/courses/pgceseccit

About the training provider

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been educating students in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years. Our beautiful campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city.

Over the past 150 years, our commitment to first-class teacher training has remained consistent and, as a result, we continue to provide schools across the country with highly-skilled graduates who are equipped to teach the next generation of young learners.

Life after BGU is also extremely important to us and we offer many different methods of support for our trainees as they begin their teaching careers.

The latest Graduate Outcomes survey shows that BGU is 3rd in the UK for graduate employability when compared to non-specialist universities.

Additionally, the university has also had the highest rise of any UK university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2021 – along with being ranked eighth in the country for teaching quality, further supporting the University’s Gold ranking in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Being one of only a few universities to receive gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment, it demonstrates that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

We organise school placements for our trainees in a diverse range of partnership schools located across the East Midlands and ensure our teacher training both in schools and at the University allows trainees to develop an extensive understanding of every aspect of teaching.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We really care about all of our trainees and aim to support them all of the way through their studies, from application to graduation.

Therefore, applicants with disabilities and other needs are encouraged to apply. The School Direct Route makes the most of in-school mentoring, offering close support for trainees.

Here at BGU we recognise that trainees may require additional assistance to engage fully with their studies due to a range of access needs.

Student Advice plays a key role in co-ordinating services available to BGU’s disabled and sensory impaired students, and/or with specific learning differences or other access needs.

In order to assess the level of support trainees may require, we use the legal definition of disability, which is wide ranging but includes:

· Specific learning differences including dyslexia · Physical mobility difficulties · Hearing impairments · Visual impairments · Persons requiring personal care · Autistic Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome · Mental health difficulties · Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – trainees may have access needs that are not listed above. If you are unsure whether you have access needs which are covered by disability legislation, please contact Student Advice – we will be happy to offer advice and guidance.

Adjustments, where necessary, become part of daily inclusive practice in school. Further support, including for wellbeing, is available to all trainees through our Student Advice team. Clusters welcome any questions or enquiries throughout the application process.

Contact details

Email
enquiries@bishopg.ac.uk
Telephone
01522 583658
Website
https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/
Address
Longdales Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3DY

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