University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Secondary Education (Computer Science)

This course enables students to become a competent and effective teacher of computer science; teaching is through a blended learning approach, including lectures, seminars and workshops, with opportunities for working independently and collaboratively; students undertake 2 placements in contrasting schools, in addition to a placement with a post-16 educational provider; there is also the opportunity to explore pupil learning through an employer perspective.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or above with at least 50 per cent of content in computer science or related subject is required; GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics must be in place at the time of application; recent and relevant experience of working with young people in an educational setting, preferably a mainstream school is also required.

Course modules

Curriculum development in computer science; organisation and management of teaching and learning in information technology; subject enhancement and understanding of information technology in the national curriculum; the role of the teacher within the school and the wider children's workforce; professional practice: principles, values and perspectives; subject specialism: knowledge and pedagogy.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bedford Campus Bedford MK41 9EA South East

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