Taught course

Secondary Education with QTS: Computer Science and ICT

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

You are welcome to apply if you have an honours degree in any ICT or computing subject at 2:2 or above, for example, networking, games design, multimedia, business and ICT. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. More detailed selection criteria are available on the course listing page of the university website.

Months of entry


Course content

There has never been a more exciting time to teach computer science and ICT, which is going through one of the biggest changes ever seen. More and more jobs are appearing to meet the demand of schools who need specialist teachers in computing, so if you're skilled in using computers and want to share your knowledge, then our PGCE will provide you with all the tools needed for a successful career as a secondary school teacher.

You will learn all the skills you need to teach computing effectively, from the basics of structuring and planning lessons through to developing personal skills and confidence. During school placements you will work with experienced teachers, including your mentor who will supervise you training, assessing your progress towards QTS. Most placements are in Cumbria or Lancashire, but some may be available in London, Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144