University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Secondary Education (Computer Science)

This course covers topics such as algorithms, programming, data, computers and social informatics, and communications and the internet. As a trainee you will learn how to teach computer science to pupils of all ages; you will learn how to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding through project work and how to teach programming; you will also experience teaching computer science theory to all secondary age groups (11-16).

Entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to teach computer science topics such as programming, computer architecture, algorithms, data transmission and representation, number conversion and abstraction. A good Honours degree in computer science or IT (usually 2.2). A joint degree, with at least 50% computer science content, and another national curriculum subject may be acceptable. A training bursary of �20,000 is available for trainees with a 1st Class Honours degree or a 2.1 Honours degree. There is a �15,000 bursary for those with a 2.2 Honours degree. There are no bursaries for degrees lower than a 2.2. Sound spoken communication, literacy and numeracy skills; applicants should have recent experience of teaching and learning in secondary school or 6th form contexts either through paid employment in school/college or through voluntary work/ observation or be in the process of arranging to gain this. GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics (level 2 numeracy or literacy are not equivalent).

Course modules

Over the 1 year course, you undertake 2 periods of university based learning at Walsall Campus, and you spend at least 120 days divided between 2 different schools; a university tutor is available to assist you throughout your training, and every effort is made to ensure you have a high quality school placement, where you can learn from experienced teachers; all course modules provide examples of good practice in teaching which you will reflect upon as you develop your own teaching style.

Assessment methods

Written assignments, classroom based investigation and other school based activities, and appraisal of practical teaching skills.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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