ICT and computer science teachers upskill with new ASFI Certificate in Computing for Teachers Level 3 qualification as part of the widely talked about changes to the curriculum in Wales
Technoteach, an outreach teacher training project run by Technocamps, is offering a fantastic opportunity to ICT and computer science teachers across South Wales, providing them with the opportunity to undertake an accredited qualification – a Certificate in Computing for Teachers (QCF) Level 3 – commencing in the Autumn Term 2015. This qualification will be absolutely free to teachers.
This qualification provides teachers with a wealth of content and pedagogical knowledge to enable and enhance the delivery of the forthcoming Digital Competence Framework, Computer Science KS3 National Curriculum, and the new GCSE and A Level specifications in Computer Science to be introduced from September 2016 in Wales.
Professor Faron Moller, the Director of the Technocamps programme stated, “At Technocamps, we are motivated to providing extensive CPD opportunities of the highest quality for ICT and computer science teachers across Wales, especially in the wake of the Furlong and Donaldson reports. Our ambition is to support all teachers and schools fully in their effort to promote and effectively deliver digital competence and the upcoming ICT/computer science changes in the curricula across the whole school. This invaluable qualification will enhance the teachers’ and, hence, their pupils’ programming skills; enable teachers to share their knowledge, experience, skills and network with their peers; and provide good quality teaching syllabi and resources which they can use in their classroom practice.”
The Certificate will comprise of four modules which cover a range of topics from programming to theory topics and will be delivered by experienced Technocamps Delivery Officers. Assessment for each unit will require teachers to produce a detailed electronic scheme of work and learning resources to support the delivery of a series of more than four lessons which demonstrates the teacher’s understanding of how to deliver the units’ content in an engaging way in the classroom.
The recommended guided learning hours for each unit is 30 hours. Therefore, the course will be split over three terms with 14 full-day sessions and 4 afternoon sessions split over this academic year. Whilst free, Headteachers will be required to release any of their teachers who take this course for every one of these sessions.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and demand is high. To register a place on the course, please email the registration form on the last page of the information brochure found on the Technocamps website to Kate Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stewart Powell (email@example.com), or print the completed form and return by post to Technocamps, Room 215, Faraday Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP by Friday 2nd October 2015.
We hope that schools will want to get involved and sign up to this exciting qualification which will give teachers the supportive tools that they can take straight into the classroom and deliver the new upcoming curricula with confidence and ability.