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You will need to have a good degree (minimum 2:2) from a UK higher education institution or equivalent, at least 50 per cent of which is in a food or textiles-related subject.
As part of the selection procedure, the interview panel will expect you to demonstrate your knowledge of design and technology and will also assess personal qualities such as the potential to relate well to secondary age students, enthusiasm, sensitivity, communication skills and robustness and resilience for teaching.
We recognise that Design and Technology is a broad subject area so it is not unusual for offers of a place on the course to be made subject to you completing a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.
Applicants must also meet the Department for Education's requirements for Initial Teacher Training, which means being medically fit and successfully completing an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Months of entry
We believe that Design and Technology is an essential and exciting subject that allows pupils to be innovative and creative when taught by inspiring and motivational teachers like you. We’ll enable you to become the committed, confident and creative teacher you want to be with the skills you need share your passion for your subject.
Assignments and school-centred activities are structured around the development of your School Experience Progress Journal (SEPJ) which demonstrates your progress against the nationally agreed competences (the Teachers’ Standards), which all teachers must meet throughout their career. A system of continuous review and assessment of progress in the SEPJ will support your growing ability to take responsibility for your own development.
After interview you may be advised you need to take a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before you start your PGCE.
You’ll learn in our recently extended £71 million campus which include specialist learning spaces for food, textiles and product design.
We’re proud of our high employability rates, with 99% of students in employment or further study six months after completing a PGCE Secondary Education with us (DLHE survey report 2016/17).
Information for international students
Prospective students from non-EU countries may enquire via the International Enquiry Form or call +44 (0)121 331 6714.
Fees and funding
Although this is a postgraduate course, current PGCE students are eligible for the finance support package available to full-time undergraduates.
Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursaries are dependent on your degree class.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
This is a professional teacher training course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status. It is available at both Level 6 (H) and Level 7 (M).
Course contact details
- Pre-enquiries Enquiries Team
- +44 (0)121 331 5595