BCS SKE Course in Computer Programming

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What is the BCS SKE Course in Computer Programming?

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (SKE) is an online course designed to deepen and extend your subject knowledge and prepare you for teaching the computing curriculum up to GCSE in a secondary school.

The courses are fully funded by the Department of Education (DfE) so there are no fees for you to pay and you may even be eligible to apply for an additional training bursary to support you while you learn.

The BCS SKE is recommended if

Teacher Training providers recommend you take a SKE course before taking up your Initial Teacher Training place if:

  • Your degree is in a different subject
  • Your degree did not cover some aspects required for teaching
  • You have experience in a related subject
  • You have relevant work experience

The BCS SKE course will:

  • Update and deepen your existing subject knowledge
  • Prepare you for your teacher training
  • Give you greater confidence in the subject

Is the BCS SKE Course in Computer Programming right for you?

This course is for aspiring teachers, who have a conditional offer of a place on an Initial Teacher Training course. The BCS SKE course is delivered entirely online over 12 weeks with the weekly support of an e-tutor. It is developed and delivered by experts in the fields of Computer Science and Teacher Training.

Completion of the course with a final programming project will contribute to the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching which you can choose to complete when you have started your Initial Teacher Training placement.

For more information:
Email: SKE@bcs.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1793 417445

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