Education Technologies with Qualified Teacher Status (Secondary)* (BSc Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) and learn how to be an inspirational secondary teacher with a deep understanding and knowledge of both education and digital fields.

The course will give you a wide range of professional skills through engagement in school placements and specialist modules in Education Technologies that focus on computing and the use of digital technology.

You will discuss topics such as games design, digital and creative art, cyber, web technologies, general ICT and programming, and many more. The merging of two critically important disciplines, technology and education, makes this an innovative experience and you can graduate with a BSc Honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status in one programme.

This BSc Education Technologies with QTS will appeal to you if wish to move into employment in secondary schools, teaching subjects like computer science or computing. You may want to teach broader subjects but use your enhanced experience of technology to increase potential for learning in a digital world.

Teachers with up-to-date technical skill and qualified status are sought after, so this course is also ideal for those with a role in industry that uses IT, computing or digital skills who would like to join the teaching profession.

There is increasing national demand for teachers with QTS and advanced technological competency so this course is informed by conversations with leadership teams in our partnership schools and the national Institute of Coding.

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You will be mentored by experienced colleagues with expert knowledge of education and education technologies and enjoy a range of placements in a diverse community of schools.

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Study style

On this course you will nurture your growing expertise in education and technology through practical workshops, seminars and professional placements. It is a professional course designed to help you to achieve the required standards for teacher status and to place you in a strong position to lead through the use of technology.

The course is responsive to previous experience with targeted placements strategically arranged to hone your teaching and subject knowledge. Module content is informed by ongoing reflection and evaluation. Academic and school partnership staff are all experienced teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources you need for a cutting-edge experience.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeX160

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

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Two for one

This course uniquely blends two disciplines, education and technology, and allows you to gain qualified teacher status at the same time.

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You will work alongside expert teachers in secondary schools and industry experts at university giving you first-hand skills, knowledge and understanding.

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This course develops your current digital skillset through modules from creative and technical computing. As more of the employment young people enter requires digital skills, teachers with digital expertise can better prepare students for the future world.

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Our School of Education and Humanities will help you graduate as a well-rounded, innovative and passionate individual. You will work with experienced practitioners, engage with active researchers and be inspired by published authors.

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