A fundamental understanding of computing enables students to be not just educated users of technology, but the innovators capable of designing new computers and programs to improve the quality of life for everyone. It is not an exaggeration to say that our lives depend upon computer systems and the people who maintain them to keep us safe on the road, at sea and in air.
The course offers trainees’ opportunities to develop their professional competence, skills and understanding in this area. The philosophy of teaching the subject will be explored and be supported by working with young people during lessons and training days.
Trainees’ will need to have good communication skills and be prepared to teach through the 11-16 age range with the possibility of Post 16 teaching. It is inevitable that some aspects of the subject will require further development in skills and knowledge but that will be addressed as part of the training plan throughout the year.
To be accepted onto the course you will need:
- a degree in Computer Science or a related subject
- advanced level qualifications, or equivalent experience, in the subject area.
- GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent).
- have passed the QTS skills in English and Maths by 1st September 2018.
- the ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English.
- a good state of physical and mental fitness
- confirmation that you have not been excluded from teaching nor from working with children, nor have been registered with the Criminal Records Bureau as unfit for working with children or young persons.
- The suitable personal and intellectual qualities required for teaching in secondary schools.
It is beneficial that you also have:
- experience of working with secondary-age children.
- recent experience of your subject in a secondary school.
- a competent level of ICT skills.
It is desirable to have passed the QTS skills tests prior to interview. However, if this is not the case there is an expectation the tests are completed as soon as possible after an offer has been made.
The course structure for most students will consist of:
- A main placement in a secondary school.
- A shorter second placement in another partnership secondary school.
- Gaining experience of teaching within the Primary sector.
- Experiencing SEND teaching at Brackenfield School.
Throughout the year students will:
- Have full access to The University of Nottingham services.
- Enjoy full student entitlement of The University of Nottingham, including use of the library, on-line support and SU membership.
We are pleased to offer the following places for 2018/19:
- Provider-led and School Direct places in Computer Science.
For provider-led places apply on UCAS to EMTTP.
For school-direct places apply to our lead school (The West Bridgford School) via the UCAS teacher training application website.
If you are successful in gaining a place you will undertake your main placement through one of our these schools: