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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

English Language Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

The course will incrementally develop and support you to become an independent, reflective teacher. PGCE Computer Science will prepare you for an interesting and rewarding career in teaching, encouraging pupils to problem-solve and become tech creators in this ever-changing industry. From Raspberry Pis and robotics to analytics, algorthyms and coding, you'll use hands-on activities and to broaden digital horizons. You will receive high quality support from university subject specialists and mentors, thanks to our extensive school partnerships will be provided throughout your PGCE year and beyond.

We believe that the most effective path to becoming an outstanding teacher is a gradual one, filled with support and opportunities to put what you've learnt into practice in stages. That's why we've designed our PGCE Secondary courses in three main stages, each consisting of University-based and school-based training blocks.

The secondary programme will prepare you to teach within the 11-16 age phase and opportunities can be provided to develop particular interests at Key Stage 3, 4 or post 16. We are a well-established provider of Computer Science teachers with strong links with schools in Yorkshire and across the North East. The employment rate of our students is very high. Our graduates take up teaching posts across the UK as well as within our partnership schools. The course is suitable for applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds who have the talent and desire to teach, and the ability to train to become the next generation of teachers.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



You'll learn research-informed techniques and strategies to tackle issues that you will face in your training placements. These strategies will help develop your understanding of teaching and learning, the secondary curriculum and educational policy
Developing your knowledge

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (2ii or above) with a significant proportion in English. In addition to the above essential entry requirements, successful applicants also tend to have: Advanced level qualifications (or equivalent) in English. Experience of observing the teaching in a secondary school in this country.