Taught course

Secondary Education (11-16) with Recommendation for QTS - Computing

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie Faculty

Entry requirements

You should either have a 2:2 honours degree relevant to secondary education or in a related subject. Evidence of recent experience in a UK secondary school must have been completed prior to you making your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn to teach this thought-provoking subject which is new to the National Curriculum and is now a required subject at all key stages.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.

We will equip you with the skills to deliver a stimulating learning environment and inspiring lessons. You could be teaching children how to create their own web page in one lesson, and the next encouraging them to write their own computer program. You will learn how to fire their interest in this constantly evolving subject, helping them to understand the technical aspects of computing in an easy-to-understand way. You will be able to teach them the fundamentals of how computers communicate and connect their understanding of microprocessors. You could even help them to build their own simple computer.

You can choose from two different training models.

  • University-led - You will develop your theoretical knowledge here at our Headingley Campus, which offers a superb learning environment, modern facilities and excellent resources. Your learning will informed by the very latest research and the expertise of our supportive teaching staff. We will organise your extensive school placements so you can apply your knowledge in a classroom setting and your placements will be timetabled to fit with your taught seminars on campus.
  • School Direct - For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113