School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Science with Secondary Education (QTS)

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

Computer Science is a new subject in both the primary and secondary National Curriculum 2014.

Computer Science is a new subject in both the primary and secondary National Curriculum 2014.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code X331
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

Computer Science is a new subject in both the primary and secondary National Curriculum 2014. It replaces ICT. There is a recognised massive national shortage of secondary school Computer Science teachers. This course, BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Secondary Education (QTS), will offer an entry point into the teaching profession.

The Computer Science element of the degree aims to produce software developers who can seamlessly make the transition from University to the international computer industry. This is achieved by providing a thorough grounding in the core principles of computer science and integrating these with computer languages, tools, techniques and methodologies used by computer professionals worldwide. 

The course will give you both Computer Science knowledge at degree level and the professional qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will allow you to take up a teaching post within a secondary school. 

Find out more about computer science here at the University of Wolverhampton from this video featuring staff and students..

Computer Science Video



What happens on the course?

As well as providing the essentials for accreditation as a teacher, this course covers the core elements of Computer Science:

·         The course covers a lot of different aspects of Computer Programming, from the basics of using the Java language, through Object-Orientation and to Systems Programming, both with the Windows and Linux systems.

·         Theoretical Computer Science is introduced through studying Computation and Complexity.

·         Database systems are studied so that the place and context of data in an organisation can be recognised and managed.

·         By studying Digital Electronics a deeper understanding of the workings of a computer at component-level is gained and is built upon by studying Computer Architecture and Operating Systems.

·         Studying Networks and Website Development gives a good foundation in distributed systems both from hardware and software perspectives.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This degree will give you both computer science knowledge at degree level and the professional qualification QTS, which will allow you to take up a teaching post within a secondary school.

This course will enable you to move up and across the management structure to gain responsibility for:

o a particular subject as head of department or subject.
o a particular age group as head of year or key stage coordinator
o a particular area such as special education needs or pastoral care (ie personal guidance)
Ultimately, you could progress within a school to a senior management position such as a deputy or assistant head and, of course, headteacher - at which point you will have overall responsibility for the management of a school and the education its pupils.
Following successful completion of this award you will be awarded an honours degree.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Disclosure & Barring Service Check - £50

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed


Applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (previously Grade C) in GCSE English and Mathematics. If you are unsure whether you hold an acceptable GCSE equivalent qualification for ITT, please contact our Admissions Department for clarification.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalent Tests from other institutions or organisations.


CCC grades from A Levels (excluding A Level General Studies and A Level Critical Thinking).


  • BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma grade MMM; BTEC (QCF) Diploma DD
  • Access to HE Diploma (Full Award) - Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 24 at Merit or Distinction
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Important Requirements

As part of the Department for Education (DfE) ITT compliance, if you are successful you will be required to provide your ORIGINAL certificates to the University of Wolverhampton Admissions Unit.

You will also take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your readiness to train to teach.

Interview and Selection

First Stage: All applicants that are successful with their application will be invited to complete a set of short professional scenarios involving reading, writing and numerical tasks. These will provide us with an audit of your existing strengths as well as indicate any areas where you need to develop your knowledge and understanding during your course. If you are offered a place following interview, you will be required to demonstrate your professional readiness through successful completion of all of the tasks as one of your conditions of acceptance before the course starts. This may mean that you are asked to attend support sessions in English and mathematics during your course to enable you to demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency by the completion of your course.

Any work to address shortfalls in English and mathematics must be undertaken by the trainee teacher in addition to other aspects of their training. It is the trainee’s responsibility to secure these fundamental skills before being recommended for Qualified Teacher Status.

Second Stage: You will undertake either an observed group task or a subject-specific activity (if you are applying for secondary teacher training).

Third Stage: You will engage in individual face to face interview

We will be assessing your ability to be able to meet the Teachers’ Standards by the completion of your course. Those successful in the audits and at interview will be subsequently required to meet enhanced DBS checks, fitness to teach and medical check and prohibition order check requirements. You will be expected to complete these forms once you have been successful and have a Conditional Offer.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check and a prohibition check prior to starting the course.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.


The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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