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    Course Name

    Computer Science with IT

    Course Length

    September to June

    Course UCAS Code

    IX99

    Partner Training School

    Titus Salt School

    Bursary Amount

    £28,000

    Scholarship Amount

    £30,000

    Leeds SCITT offers a Computer Science with IT PGCE course with a difference: we aim to get you into the classroom quickly to learn with a ‘hands-on’ approach and to become an experienced practitioner. The course offers a unique opportunity to develop your experience in dynamic and supportive school environments, whilst allowing you to establish your own style of teaching.

    Why join Leeds SCITT for PGCE Teacher Training?

    Leeds SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is an exciting and innovative teacher training provider that offers the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for aspiring educators. Our Postgraduate Teacher Training courses help to provide the highest quality of teaching and learning, ensuring that successful candidates have the teaching skills and knowledge necessary to become outstanding educators and secure a successful career in the teaching profession.

    PGCE Computing and IT

    As well as subject knowledge enhancement this postgraduate qualification will give you school-based experience and help build confidence in your professional practice.

    On this PGCE Computer Science course, you will be working alongside a dedicated team of subject specialists who will provide you with the training and support necessary to develop into an excellent Computer Science teacher.

    In your Lead School Experience, you will be introduced to a range of practical, research-informed strategies to help you to understand how best to teach your subject in secondary schools or other higher educational settings.

    As you progress throughout the course, secondary school-based learning will allow you to begin implementing these practical ideas and adapt them to fit your school context as well as the needs of your learners, gradually taking more ownership and initiative on your placements and preparing you for your teaching post.

    How will I become a confident Computer Science teacher? 

    With the guidance of a subject expert, you will have access to a range of opportunities to enhance your subject knowledge of Computer Science and Information Technology (IT), and prepare you to teach a range of academic and vocational courses. Computer Science in a school setting centres around 3 main aspects: computer science, ICT and digital literacy, with strong links to mathematics, science and technology.

    Develop Your Teaching Practice

    To be a good teacher you need to have a broad knowledge of all these aspects, with increasing levels of subject expertise as you teach at KS4 and KS5. Equally as important is your ability to take the difficult concepts, break them down into smaller, simpler component parts and present them in a way that is both relevant and engaging to the students in front of you.

    School-based training opportunities will allow you to develop your skills in education and assessment, as well as provide an environment for you to reflect on your practice. Subject tutors and mentors will be available throughout the course to offer guidance, advice and support when necessary.

    FANTASTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE, WITH A GREAT MIX OF SUPPORT, NURTURING AND CHALLENGE. I WOULDN'T BE ON THE PATH TO GREAT TEACHING WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF TITUS SALT SCHOOL

    — — COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH IT TRAINEE, ALUMNI

    THE LEEDS SCITT COURSE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER, I CAN’T WAIT TO EMBARK ON MY NEW CAREER AS A TEACHER

    — — ANDREA, COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH IT TRAINEE

    From the Computer Science ITT School Lead Tutor

    We are looking for passionate individuals wanting to become computing teachers, who can improve the digital literacy of young people. An excellent Computing and ICT trainee teacher is adaptable to change, is interested in keeping up to date with the latest technological advancements, can think creatively to solve problems and help support students to troubleshoot in a similar way. If you have these personal qualities then this training course could offer the stepping stone to a future job in teaching.

    What Does the Lead School Experience offer? 

    Titus Salt School has a history of outstanding Maths and Computing departments, is rated Good by OFSTED and currently holds the status of being a CAS Lead School. We are a truly comprehensive secondary school, with an effective behaviour management system and a good percentage of students who go on to study at Oxbridge universities.

    Develop your Skills

    As student teachers, your school placements with us will allow you access to a team of experienced teachers to help with your professional development, teaching knowledge and resilience. You will have the opportunity of teaching classes across a range of different year groups and abilities. Our Lead Tutors will provide regular feedback and guidance to develop your teaching style, classroom management skills and lesson planning.

    As part of its IT provision, Titus Salt School has laptops available for use throughout the school. This provides great opportunities for using IT across the curriculum and makes the subject central to learning at Titus Salt School.

    In addition to your Lead School placement, you can be placed within up to two of our additional partnership schools to give you contrasting placements.

    What other opportunities are available in our Placement Schools?

    • Experience in a Computing Master Teacher School 
    • Working in a school with Specialisms in Maths and Computing
    • Post-16 experience
    • Wide-ranging extra-curricular offer
    • Range of academic and vocational KS4 courses

    Tuition Fees

    The course fees for Leeds SCITT PGCE course (including QTS and 60 masters credits) for the academic year 2023-24 is £9,250. Bursaries and Scholarships are available for some students https://www.leedsscitt.org.uk/how-to-apply/#finance-ske-information

    Entry Requirements

    For this Postgraduate Certificate in Education Course you need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a higher education provider in England and Wales and GCSE grade C or 4 and above (or equivalent) in Maths and English. For further information go to https://www.leedsscitt.org.uk/how-to-apply/

    International Students

    For further advice and information for overseas students and entry requirements for PGCE Courses please go to https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/SOC/Default.aspx

    Bursary amount if awarded

    £28,000



    Scholarship amount if awarded

    £30,000

    School that runs this course

    Titus Salt School

    UCAS course code

    IX99

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