Postgraduate Certificate Primary Computing

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Duration
1 year
Location
Online
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Computing is an innovative and flexible course designed to meet the needs of teachers in primary schools, enabling the schools they work in to excel in the area of Computing. The course can be studied via distance learning or with some face-to-face options. You will gain professional recognition as a computing specialist, giving you the confidence to teach and lead in this subject.

Course

Highlights

  • Build your collaborative and leadership skills through peer coaching.
  • Further understand how your pupils learn in computing.
  • Evaluate your own learning to improve your teaching practice.

Additional

Information

Teaching through Conferences

For those joining the 2018-19 cohort, there will be four Saturday Conferences of face to face sessions as well as twilight sessions for each of the two modules. The Saturday Conferences are held at a Conference Centre, starting at 9am and usually finishing around 6pm with lunch and refreshments included.

Course Details

This course will equip you with the subject knowledge, teaching skills and critical understanding you need to lead positive change for the computing curriculum in your school across the three strands of the computing curriculum: Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. You will get professional recognition, build your confidence and develop your leadership skills to deliver outstanding computing teaching.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

When you have completed this course you will be an expert in the field of primary English, enabling you to lead this subject successfully in a primary education setting, impacting directly on the teaching and learning of English across your whole school.

Teachers who have completed this course have gone onto lead English successfully in their school, have gain confidence in applying and obtaining senior leadership positions as well as becoming trainers of English for local teaching schools as well as presenting the findings of their research projects at Head Teacher conferences.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

We ask that you have an undergraduate degree and are either a practising teacher or have experience of teaching in a primary setting.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Developing Primary Computing (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM131
    Core Module Y
  • Leading Primary Computing (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM132
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • campus days and weekly webinars forming a close peer network
  • continual online support from course tutors
  • shared enquiry with fellow teachers developing the confidence to lead
  • assessment tasks linking classroom practice with theory and research
  • opportunities to join existing practitioner communities such our CAS Master Teacher network extending and sharing good practice
  • the opportunity to take the BCS Certificate in Primary Computing alongside the course

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £2,250

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £2,200

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


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Updated 16/11/2018

  • The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Computing is an innovative and flexible course designed to meet the needs of teachers in primary schools, enabling the schools they work in to excel in the area of Computing. The course can be studied via distance learning or with some face-to-face options. You will gain professional recognition as a computing specialist, giving you the confidence to teach and lead in this subject.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Build your collaborative and leadership skills through peer coaching.
    • Further understand how your pupils learn in computing.
    • Evaluate your own learning to improve your teaching practice.
  • This course will equip you with the subject knowledge, teaching skills and critical understanding you need to lead positive change for the computing curriculum in your school across the three strands of the computing curriculum: Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. You will get professional recognition, build your confidence and develop your leadership skills to deliver outstanding computing teaching.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Teaching through Conferences

    For those joining the 2018-19 cohort, there will be four Saturday Conferences of face to face sessions as well as twilight sessions for each of the two modules. The Saturday Conferences are held at a Conference Centre, starting at 9am and usually finishing around 6pm with lunch and refreshments included.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      When you have completed this course you will be an expert in the field of primary English, enabling you to lead this subject successfully in a primary education setting, impacting directly on the teaching and learning of English across your whole school.

      Teachers who have completed this course have gone onto lead English successfully in their school, have gain confidence in applying and obtaining senior leadership positions as well as becoming trainers of English for local teaching schools as well as presenting the findings of their research projects at Head Teacher conferences.

  • We ask that you have an undergraduate degree and are either a practising teacher or have experience of teaching in a primary setting.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Developing Primary Computing (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM131
      Core Module Y
    • Leading Primary Computing (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM132
      Core Module Y
    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £2,250

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £2,200

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour