Secondary Education (Computing) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Computing is one of the fastest developing subject areas in secondary education. Computing skills are quickly becoming integral to success in the modern world where technology is developing at a rapid rate. The course offers a wide spread of university and school-based learning experiences to ensure students are well equipped to enter the teaching profession.

Teaching computing is becoming as important as English and Mathematics as it's fundamental to modern life. There's an amazing satisfaction in empowering the next generation to cope in a digital environment.

You'll spend 18 weeks of the course on placement in a school within Scotland. You'll be continually assessed while there to show you meet the requirements for the Standards for Provisional Registration.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points from at least two of the following: Computer Systems, Software Development, Databases or Web Design. You will also need 40 credits in a computing subject relevant to the Computing curriculum taught in Scottish schools. 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time


8X03 (Gaelic Medium 8X04)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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