Pursue PGDE (Computing) after third year, or stay on for honours year first?

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Hi all. Hope you are all doing well.

I am currently in the third year of my Ethical Hacking degree at Abertay University in Dundee. I am extremely keen on pursuing a career in secondary school teaching, and I am looking for some advice. Should I go straight for the PGDE course when I finish third year (where I will obtain a standard degree), or would it be beneficial for me to complete my full 4 years of undergraduate studies so I can obtain my honours first?

The current requirements for a computing PGDE is a relevant degree (not honours specific).

Are there any pros/cons of pursuing a PGDE straight after 3rd year? Will I have a better chance of being employed as a teacher if I have an honours degree? As someone with a normal degree, will I be able to progress through the teaching ranks as easily as someone with an honours degree?

These are the kind of questions I am looking to be answered. Any and all advice would be immensely appreciated!

PS - To help bolster my application, I am already volunteering in secondary schools and working towards obtaining my L1 Google Educator certification.

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