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Computing SKE Course

Computing SKE Course

What is the Computing SKE Course?

  • An intensive 200 hour course designed to develop subject knowledge for secondary trainees in Computing.
  • The course is aimed at participants who may already have some subject knowledge in this area by studying, for example, IT based courses but who need to build on this to encompass aspects of computing which they may not have had the opportunity to study before.
  • The focus of the course is to enable course members to understand the content of the GCSE computing course thus enabling you to deliver content at KS3 and KS4.
  • Participants are supported by online tutoring provided by the course leader who will assess your understanding of the different subject elements of the course.

Will I have to pay?

No. You will receive a bursary of £175 a week for the equivalent of the 6 weeks study prior to the PGCE. You can only receive one bursary at once, so you are not eligible for a SKE bursary during the PGCE.

What is the summer school?

  • A compulsory, two-week intensive summer school with face-to-face subject knowledge training
  • Provisional dates: 31 May and 28 June 2021*
  • Daily sessions between 9am and 5pm
  • All fees will be arranged and paid on your behalf

What is the aim of the course?

  • The course is funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
  • The aim is to widen the pool of potential computing teachers. It enhances your subject knowledge so you can meet the standards for QTS.

How can I apply?

  • You can apply via UCAS. It is helpful to indicate interest in this course in your personal statement.
  • A SKE may be recommended as a condition for entry to the PGCE. If this is the case, your UCAS application form will be forwarded to the relevant SKE Course Leader.
  • There are 20 spaces available on this course.

What happens next?

  • It will take a few working days to process your application at Sheffield Hallam.
  • If you are successful, confirmation and further details about the SKE will be sent to you.

Who should I contact for further information?

Phil Spencer on +44 (0)114 225 6022/

*all dates are provisional

Download printable FAQs for this course here.

You may also be interested in our PGCE Secondary Computing with Qualified Teacher Status course.

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