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Course summary

This course is ideal for students who want to develop their knowledge of Computing as well as gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will allow them to teach in a secondary educational environment. Students on this course will be supported to become a confident and competent secondary school teacher who can enable children to learn effectively. Why choose this course?

  • The BSc (Hons) Computing with Secondary Education course allows you to explore your chosen subject specialism in depth and gradually moves from an emphasis on the acquisition of subject knowledge and its applications in Year One and Year Two, to an emphasis on the pedagogical and professional knowledge and understanding required by an effective subject specialist teacher in the final year.
  • The course design combines the essential elements required to prepare you to become a successful Early Career Teacher (ECT). These are: advanced subject knowledge at undergraduate level; knowledge of how children learn and are taught; specialist knowledge required to teach the chosen school subject and experience of being a practitioner in secondary schools.
  • Years Two and Three of your study include educational placement elements in order to prepare you for the workplace.
Course accreditation We are accredited by the UK Government's Department for Education as a provider of initial teacher-training courses. Successful completion of the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This means you can be employed as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) in a school to complete your induction year.


In Year One, you will study the following Computing modules: Foundations of Computing Technology & Programming; Essential Skills; Web-based programming; Internet Technology; Systems Analysis and Design; and Professional Development for Industry. In Year Two, you will study a number of Computing modules, as well as a year long education module which includes a work-based placement. The modules include: Digital 3D; Internet Application Development; Information Systems Development; Interaction Design; Information and Database Engineering; and Learning Computing: Pedagogy, Progression and Practice. In the final year of your study, you focus on you developing an in-depth knowledge of the pedagogical skills, assessment requirements and self-reflection required to be a successful Early Career Teacher: Learning to be a teacher; Learning to teach; Learning to teach a subject 1; and Learning to teach a subject 2.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2024 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2023 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Computing with Secondary Education (QTS) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS