Information Technology & Computing

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Information Technology & Computing
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 104857 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PGCE
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date

Expand+How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Please note the closing date for 2020 entry to this programme is 1st November 2019 at 5p...

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Duration 1 year full-time
Typically Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. School-based placements are dependent on the host school's timetable for the school day.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+All applicants must possess the following:

- At least a 2:2 Honours degree (and/or higher degree) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, relevant to teaching ICT/computing, Digital Technology or Software Systems Development. De...

Number of Places Approx 20

Expand+Information Technology and Computing highlights

Our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as ‘internationally excellent or world leading’ (REf, 2014).

Professional Accredi...

Course Content

Expand+The PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in Information Technology and Computing is broadly aligned with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, training graduates to teach Information Technology and Computing across the 11-18+ year age range. The ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The programme combines university-based tuition, consisting of taught sessions and directed independent study, with professional placements in schools and is organised around three interdependent strands:

Professional School-based Experience - fo...

Assessment Method Coursework comprises subject studies assignments, practical teaching and core tasks arising from lectures, workshops and tutorials addressing key educational issues.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Prospects
This PGCE prepares students for teaching in secondary-level schools (age 11-18+). You will gain qualified teacher status (QTS).

Qualified teachers have found employment in secondary schools, progressing through ei...

Further Enquiries Dr James Nelson 
PGCE Course Director
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr James Nelson has oversight of the PGCE.

Dr Pamela Cowan 
Pathway Convenor
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work - Lecturer (Education)
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5931
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