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Computer Science Secondary Education PGCE

Computer Science Secondary Education PGCE

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Mathematics Teaching Computer Science Sciences Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary


Computer Science Secondary Education PGCE will qualify you to teach Computer Science at Secondary level in any state-maintained school in England and Wales.

This one year course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience. You will attend placements in a variety of educational settings, to gain a broad understanding of the realities of Secondary level teaching.

Course structure

Placements are an important part of this course. During that time, you will benefit from practical learning and be supported by school-based trainers and University-based tutors.

Your progress will be assessed with written assignments, case studies, and assessments of your teaching practice

Career ready

This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained secondary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to teach in secondary schools.

Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £24,373, and experienced teachers can earn up to £62,735 outside London, and £70,540 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £46,457 and £114,060.


This module will study in the period of September - January. You will identify an educational intervention and explore its use, impact and influence upon the learning of one or more pupils.

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

Typical offer is 55% (52% for Computing and Engineering programmes; 50% MBA programme with some experience) from a 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University in a subject related area. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language. If they have studied for a new GCSE for which they will be awarded a numerical grade then they will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.