Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Secondary Computing with QTS

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Course summary

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If you have a passion for computing and computer science, inspiring and educating young learners, and want the best possible career opportunities after graduating, then this is the course for you. You'll benefit from our partnerships with a diverse range of secondary schools within the West Midlands and the rich variety of cultural and linguistic influences, religious beliefs and social diversity that this brings. Your Computing modules will come from the the School of Computing and Digital Technology's BSc Computer Science course where you'll have access to networking laboratories equipped to industry standards which run the latest software, giving you the best possible introduction to the technologies you will encounter and facilitating you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare both yourself and your own students for the world of work.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX130
Institution code B25
Campus nameCity South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level BBC A maximum of 3 subjects are considered excluded General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits including 45 at Level 3, of which 40 Level 3 credits are at merit / distinction. If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE mathematics, English language and science at grade C/4 or above. You are not required to hold five GCSEs in total.
Scottish Higher 112 tariff points achieved in either five Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of grades BBCCC is required.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DMM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) D*D* Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 112 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 112 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s)
Extended Project Must be in a topic different to the combination of Level 3 awarded. Considered with A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths, English Language and Science taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3 up to and including 2016)
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See Irish Leaving Certificate under Level 3 entry
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs Mathematics, English Language and Science at grade C/4 or above Equivalent level 2 qualifications can be accepted, list of equivalencies can be found here: https://bcuassets.blob.core.windows.net/docs/itt-education-gcse-equivalencies-131859926724735384.pdf Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment
HNC (BTEC) P 120 credits at level 4 • Must be in a related pathway
HND (BTEC) P 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in a related pathway
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* 112 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 112 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no sub-test below 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Secondary Computing with QTS at Birmingham City University - UCAS