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Comments about Information and Communication Technology, Secondary Teacher Education, PGCE with QTS - At the institution - Huddersfield - West Yorkshire
Entry Requirements A first degree or equivalent in a related subject which is at least 50 per cent ICT. An honours degree at 2:2 or above and/or substantial employment that involves the use of ICT. A Level ICT or equivalent. A GCSE Grade C pass (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English. Satisfactory completion of health check and Criminal Records Bureau clearance.
Information and Communication Technology, Secondary Teacher Education, PGCE with QTS
The course provides Qualified Teacher Status to teach ICT to 11-18-year-olds in line with Department of Education and Skills standards. Information and communication technology (ICT) in secondary schools is changing rapidly. It is a particularly interesting and exciting subject to teach. The course is varied with workshops, lectures and seminars. It is demanding and you will have to work hard to succeed. There are excellent career prospects.
You study current educational developments and maintain close contact with schools throughout the course.
Teaching and Assessment
There is a variety of assessed work, including essays, teaching packages, a portfolio demonstrating your IT skills and evidence to support the completion of all the Qualifying to Teach Standards.
You have two teaching placements in different schools and gain experience of teaching the 11-18 age range. We have an extensive network of school placements throughout the region. Whilst you are on teaching placement you will observe and assist experienced teachers of ICT, and teach classes yourself.
You may teach ICT to beginners, GCSE and A Level groups, and both children and adults. You will also assist teachers of other subjects, such as English, by supporting their use of ICT in the classroom.
During secondary school placements you will become involved with the pastoral, social or academic aspects of school life. You will also visit a primary school in order to gain an overall view of today's education system.
Many students have a wide range of vocational experience, so career prospects are excellent. There was an exceptionally high employment rate across all PGCE subject areas according to the University's 2005/06 Destinations Survey. Some subjects achieved a 100 per cent employment rate.
You may be eligible for:
-A compulsory grant from the Department for Education and Skills.
-A means-tested government grant.
-A loan to pay your fees.
-A government training bursary.
-A non-repayable University bursary.
-A maintenance loan to help with living costs.