Taught course

Secondary Education Computer Science with Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

University of Greenwich · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A 2.2 or above in an honours degree in a relevant subject PLUS GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or a recognised equivalent. • Candidates will need to pass the QTS skills tests prior to starting the programme. For more information see: www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching • Attend an interview • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening • It is recommended that applicants spend some time observing in a secondary school before interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme involves professional training, delivered to the highest of standards, to help student teachers take up their first teaching post with confidence, having experienced the very latest teaching and learning pedagogies. We will support you by providing individually tailored support from your tutor at the University of Greenwich, a mentor during each placement and a curriculum mentor, who will provide specific support for learning to teach Computer Science. We work in partnership with schools and subject study sessions may take place off site in a school. This provides current and relevant experience from professionals within the school and university environment. You will study by using a combination of academic and technical study, group discussion and reflection. The practical, work-based learning in the classroom will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a creative and innovative teacher. The programme also aims to develop a reflective and a critically analytical approach to education.

Students following this programme will have the opportunity to gain 60 Masters level credits as part of their PGCE and gain Qualified Teacher Status. If you have a degree in Computer Science, in a related subject or work in an IT environment, want to develop the technical creativity and skills of secondary school students aged 11 to 16, and wish to learn the latest professional methods to make you a confident and capable teacher, this programme is for you.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop a good awareness of computer programming and the languages used in schools
  • To obtain subject knowledge in a range of areas, including database design, spreadsheet modelling, web authoring, desktop publishing and computer programming
  • To obtain an excellent working knowledge of the latest Computer Science tools and software used in schools and the ability to assist other teaching colleagues in the use of them
  • To have a wider awareness of your role within the teaching profession through study of professional roles and responsibilities.


  • Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 1 and 2 (60 credits)
  • Professional Studies and School Based Research (45 Credits)
  • School Experience (30 credits)
  • Professional E-Portfolio (30 credits)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

020 8331 9000