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, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PGCE
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry Year: 2022
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 2022 entry to this programme is Monday 1st November 2021 at 4pm.

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Duration 1 academic year full-time.

Teaching Times
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


All applicants must possess the following:

- At least a 2:2 Honours degree (and/or higher degree) in Computer Science, Computing & IT or Software Systems Development.

Degrees in cognate areas (for example*, Interactive Multimedia De...

Number of Places Approx. 15 (Full Time)
Course Content

The PGCE in Information Technology and Computing is a recognised teaching qualification aligned to the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland professional competences which affords graduates ‘Eligibility to Teach’ (referred to in...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Course Structure
After enrolment and induction week in early September, you will normally complete a short placement in a primary school. This experience may change at short notice depending on the government requirements for Covid-19 and may be rep...

Assessment Method Assessment
Assessments associated with this course are outlined below:

Coursework portfolio comprises subject studies assignments, practical teaching and core tasks arising from lectures, workshops and tutorials addressing key educational issues.
Careers or Further Progression Career Prospects
This PGCE prepares students for teaching in secondary-level schools (age 11-18+). You will gain ‘Eligibility to Teach’ (referred to in some other jurisdictions as 'qualified teacher status', QTS).

Qualified teachers have found employment in secondary schools, progressing through either a subject specialist or pastoral route into middle and senior management. Others have gone on to successfully complete further postgraduate study.
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