PGCE - Secondary - Computer Science at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

On this secondary PGCE you'll develop your technical skills and understanding so that you are able to share the key concepts of the subject with your pupils, allowing them to ‘think like a computer scientist’. You will have unique opportunities to be creative using technology and in so doing challenge and motivate your pupils. Inspiring the next generation of technology leaders, innovators and programmers. Key features

  • Train to teach the concepts of computational thinking
  • Undertake considerable practical work to increase your knowledge of a range of software tools that are used in schools
  • You'll be at the forefront on curriculum innovation in computer science
  • Reflect on theoretical considerations such as ethical, environmental and legal issues
  • Be fully supported through the process with expert tutorial help.


  • Subject Knowledge with a Deep Understanding
  • Specialist Subject Opportunities
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Studies
  • Enhancement Activities
  • Your career

Assessment method

  • School experience in a range of settings.
  • Professional Studies sessions in school and at University.
  • University-led workshops, lectures, seminars, fieldwork and guest lectures.
  • Study of key texts and supplementary reading.
  • Participation in high level professional discussion, peer presentations and debate.
  • Directed studies, case studies and problem solving tasks; development of practice-based competence and skills of critical reflection through guided individual mentoring during placements.
One-to-one academic and personal tutorial support including access to our first class Firstpoint services

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

Entry requirements

Please see the University website for the most up-to-date and more complete entry requirements. Honours degree normally (2:2) of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in computer science or a related technical subject. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis. Grade C/level 4 at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) passed at the time of entry School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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PGCE - Secondary - Computer Science at University of Worcester - UCAS