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PGCE Secondary
Computing & ICT


The Cardiff Met PGCE ICT & Computing programme offers leading research informed training and support that will allow you to thrive in our outstanding Cardiff Partnership schools. You will develop classroom teaching competencies in relation to planning, teaching and assessment in your subject. You will develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of the Computing curriculum and how it can be delivered successfully to pupils 11 to 18.

Computer science teachers have an opportunity to empower the next generation of learners. It requires commitment, a passion for the subject and a deep understanding of the pedagogies that allow you to enhance and develop a young learner’s grasp of this amazing subject. Not only that, but you will also be expected to be a positive role model and support learners to overcome any challenges that may have developed from their previous experiences of the subject.

Key Information

Available to study in English and Welsh

1 year full-time

Priority Subject Incentive Bursary

For entry requirements, pre-entry tests and how to apply, visit the PGCE Secondary course page.

Reputation & Teaching Excellence

The PGCE Computing programme is highly regarded by schools, leaders, and teachers in Wales, nationally and internationally. University sessions are fun, collaborative, and challenging. Educational research is skilfully weaved throughout the programme to challenge and expand your thinking. Guest speakers from Partnership schools, regional consortia, and external organisations such as the specification specialists are brought in to enrich and enhance the taught provision.

Employability & Careers

Career prospects of Computing teachers graduating from the Cardiff Partnership is extremely positive. Nearly all PGCE Computing graduates secure full-time work immediately after completing the PGCE programme and many continue to quickly progress into middle and senior management roles. The demand for Welsh-medium Computing teachers is exceptionally high and good student teachers are often offered their choice of roles across multiple schools in Wales!

Computing & ICT is also recognised as a priority subject by the Welsh Government, and so all successful graduates will receive a £15,000 bursary while you train in Wales for Computing & ICT and meet eligibility criteria.

What’s the best way to prepare for studying a PGCE in Computing & ICT?

Develop and refine your subject knowledge. In the first instance, look to complete a selection of WJEC GCSE past papers. Can you remember how you were taught to solve programming problems for example? Are there other languages that you might not be unaware of? If so, do some research online and trial these languages before embarking on your teaching journey!

Once you have satisfied yourself with GCSE past papers, make sure that you look both up and down the Computing continuum! Equally importantly, would you know how to navigate a conversation with a Year 7 pupil who asks, “Why is Boolean Algebra used”? Remember, a great computer scientist doesn’t necessarily make a great Computing teacher. However, a great Computing teacher who is also a great computer scientist can change the world.

From Games to Education: Using my degree to teach with Secondary PGCE ICT at Cardiff Met

“I always knew I wanted to help people; it was through my PGCE I found the best platform to do this. I decided to do my Secondary PGCE in ICT & Computing as it fits best with my current degree. I share a passion for these subjects and liked the idea of teaching a rapidly evolving subject. I can use my background of art, coding and game design to structure interesting and unique lessons. It has allowed me to excel in the new GCSE – Digital Technology. Using my knowledge, I have been able to pioneer resources for my department and help create a variety of modules.”

Joseph Hamer, PGCE Secondary (ICT & Computing)

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For further information about the Secondary PGCE ICT & Computing, please contact Josephine Farag, Programme Leader, at

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