Secondary Computing Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses

We offer intensive subject knowledge enhancement courses for those beginning ITT training in Secondary Computing. You will cover a range of relevant school based content at key stage 3 and 4.

The courses are delivered by a team of tutors from both the university and a range of partnership schools who will model best practice in their teaching. The sessions will be interactive and active participation is expected. There will be a blend of face to face teaching and some online distance learning.

Courses

Long 24-week- Monday 5th February  - Friday 20th July 2018 Apply here

This course is designed for those who have a degree and a limited knowledge of KS3/KS4 Computing/IT curriculum knowledge, yet have a subsequent interest within the Computing and IT subject area. The course will start with the basic beginnings of subject knowledge on the subject and the current curriculum being taught in Computing in UK Secondary Schools before moving into more advanced knowledge and depth in preparation for their teacher training.

Medium 16 week- Tuesday 3rd April - 20th July 2018 Apply here

This course is designed for those who have a degree and can already demonstrate some KS3/KS4 Computing/IT curriculum knowledge, and have a subsequent interest or experience within the Computing and IT subject area. Candidates may need to enhance some aspects of the advanced Computing curriculum.  The course will upskill subject knowledge on the subject and the current curriculum being taught in Computing in UK Secondary Schools in preparation for their teacher training.

Short 8-week- Monday 2nd July - Friday 24th August 2018 Apply here

The shorter course is designed for those who have a degree and need to revisit and/or consolidate KS3/KS4 Computing/IT curriculum knowledge in UK Secondary Schools, or who may need to enhance any areas of learning in the subject which have been introduced or developed since it was last studied.  The course will upskill subject knowledge on the subject and current curriculum in preparation for their teacher training.

Am I eligible for this SKE course?

To be eligible trainees must:

  • Not be going onto an undergraduate course.
  • Not already hold qualified teacher status.
  • Have agreement from their ITT provider that they should attend.

Funding

An NCTL bursary is payable to participants if eligible. A training bursary of £200 per week is available for eligible course participants. For further information, please visit the Department of Education website. 

Bursary payments are made monthly with the first month in arrears.

What do our students say?

"It was just overall very, very good.  I have learnt so much over 16 weeks that I never thought I could learn.  The SKE has helped me to build my confidence for next year, knowing the subject knowledge makes me feel ready to focus on my ITE course"

“The resources, support and guidance were all great.  If I was ever stuck or needed help then there was always someone to talk to who could help and advise me.”

"I had more than 10 years gap between my degree and this course.  This course gave me clear knowledge of secondary Computer Science and confidence"

Further information

Sessions take place at the University’s Walsall Campus. Sessions usually run between 9am and 4pm.

School Direct providers and SCITT providers wishing to discuss funding or any other issues associated with this provision please contact us using the details below.

DO NOT DELAY – APPLY FOR PGCE/SCHOOL DIRECT SEPTEMBER 2018

Contact: For SKE enquiries please contact the SKE Administrator at ske@wlv.ac.uk