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Pre ITE Subject Knowledge Enhancement Scheme - Computing (24 Week)

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Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are for pre-Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students who are in need of development of subject knowledge before starting ITT.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are for pre-Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students who are in need of development of subject knowledge before starting ITT.

Why choose this course?

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are for pre-Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students who are in need of development of subject knowledge before starting ITT. All courses aim to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of their subject needed to teach the school curriculum in their subject area. They are for those starting PGCE, School Direct Tuition and School Direct Salaried courses

What happens on the course?

The content and delivery method will depend on the subject area; however, all courses are mainly delivered face-to-face with some additional activities to reinforce and develop learning.

Computer Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement areas of study:

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • System Software
  • Word Processing
  • DTP
  • Spreadsheets
  • Data Representation
  • Binary, Hexadecimal, Decimal Manipulation
  • Binary representation of data (audio, images, numbers, etc.)
  • Computational Logic
  • Databases
  • Introduction to Computational Thinking
  • Introduction to Algorithms
  • Kodu
  • BBC Microbit
  • Scratch Programming
  • Translators and Facilities of Languages
  • Networks (Wired & Wireless)
  • Network Topologies (including protocols & layers)
  • E-mail Facilities
  • Web Page Design
  • Logo Language
  • Python Programming
  • Program Design
  • System Security
  • Ethical, legal, cultural & environmental concerns
  • Arduino
  • Improving Productivity
  • Programming Project Management
  • Introduction to Making a Video

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We are a long-standing, successful provider of SKE and carefully match teaching and content to the needs of those starting ITE courses.

  • Course tutors are experienced teachers and experts in their subject areas.
  • We believe in supporting participants to achieve the level of success they require.

To have gained sufficient subject knowledge and understanding related to the school curriculum in your subject area to begin teacher training.

In most cases subject to eligibility, the fees for these courses are paid by the DfE and therefore they are free for participants. Please see the Subject Knowledge Enhancement webpage for further details

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

To be eligible trainees must:

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

Once you have submitted your application, your eligibility will be considered by the university.

· In the case of School Direct and external applicants, your intended ITE provider will be contacted to confirm their support.

· You will then be notified of your acceptance on the SKE course (subject to confirmation of funding from the DfE) and provided with the information you need before you start the course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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