• » Certificate in Computing in Coding Principles for Teachers

    (Delivered by Letterkenny Institute of Technology at Athlone Education Centre)

    10-Credit Special Purpose Award

    What is this course about?
    With an increased emphasis on teaching computing in schools, there is increasing demand for teachers to introduce coding as part of the curriculum.  This 10 credit special purpose level-8 award is designed to assist teachers in developing their knowledge of computer programming concepts.  Specifically the objectives of the course are to:
    • Equip learners with the skills necessary to begin implementing coding within their respective professional contexts.
    • Give learners insights into the discipline of computer programming.
    • Raise an awareness of the technical requirement necessary to engage meaningfully with code in the classroom.
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    Do I need to know how to program before I do this course?
    No, we are assuming little or no knowledge of programming.  The emphasis will be on learning about concepts rather than syntax. If there is sufficient demand there will be a more advanced Special Purpose Award offered next year covering more in-depth programming principles which will take the concepts and convert them to programming syntax.
    What are the course fees, how do I book my place on the course and how do I pay?
    The course fees are €250. 
    For an application form select: Lifelong Learning Application. You will receive login details in the post to allow you to register and pay online. If your employer is paying your fees please include details about your employer on the application form and your employer will be invoiced for the fees.
    Where is it being run?
    This course is designed to be delivered over 2 Saturdays Athlone Education Centre with the rest of the course being delivered nationally via Blended/Distance Learning.
    The dates for the delivery of the course, depending on sufficient numbers, are:
    • Online: 7pm-9pm, 28th February 2018
    • Online: 7pm-9pm, 1st March 2018
    • Athlone Education Centre: 10am-4pm, 28th April 2018
    • Online: 7pm-9pm, 2nd May 2018
    • Online: 7pm-9pm, 3rd May 2018
    • Athlone Education Centre: 10am-4pm, 26th May 2018
    The closing date for applications will be Monday 28th February 2018
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • For general information about the course contact: Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by E- Mail: thomas.dowling@lyit.ie or Telephone: (074) 918 6304
    • For detailed information about the course content contact Nigel McKelvey at nigel.mckelvey@lyit.ie
    • For further information about registration and payment contact: Rory McMorrow, Admissions Office, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by E- Mail: Rory.McMorrow@lyit.ie or Telephone: (074) 918 6125
    Teachers who have completed this course previously have had their credits recognised by the Teacher's Registration Council.

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