Initial Teacher Education - numbers of students studying Computing teaching qualifications

Kate Farrell made this Freedom of Information request to University of the Highlands and Islands

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Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

My name is Kate Farrell and I am the Co-chair of Computing at School Scotland (CASS), the Computing teachers association. I was wondering if you can provide me with some information regarding the number of students studying Computing related teaching courses.

In particular I would like to know how many students have studied a Computing teaching qualification (BEd or PGDE) in 2013-14 at your institution, if any?

I would also like to know how many students studying a Computing teaching qualification (BEd or PGDE) you plan to have for next academic year (2014-15)? I am not sure what data you have on this so I am happy to accept any information you can provide such as the number of intended places or the number of places that have been allocated.

Many thanks for any help you can provide on this matter

Yours faithfully,

Kate Farrell

Roger Sendall, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Kate

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Roger Sendall, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Kate

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your request for information received on 30 May 2014 relating to initial teacher education request number 044.

Please be advised that the only teaching qualification currently offered by the University of the Highlands and Islands is our Primary PGDE, and as such, we have NO computing teaching qualifications.

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Roger Sendall
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