Taught course

Secondary Design and Technology (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

Edge Hill University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification); A first degree from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification; A degree classification usually at 2:2 or above; Satisfactory levels of ICT competence; appropriate range of practical skills related to your specialist subject; demonstrable interest in teaching the curriculum area. You will be required to meet Department for Children, Schools and Families standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. QTS Skills Tests will form part of the entry requirements for academic year 2013/14.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Design and Technology.

The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge.

Expert tutoring, excellent placement support and a wide range of high quality on-campus facilities will enable you to gain up-to-date expertise in both your subject knowledge and teaching skills, to make you an innovative and successful secondary Design and Technology teacher.

You can choose to specialise in one of the following areas: Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Systems and Control.

Specialist subject teaching during the programme will enable you to develop your expertise in at least one further area of Design and Technology, which you will teach at Key Stage 3. This will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge in two relevant areas, enhancing the skills that you have to offer within the school curriculum.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Creative work20

Course contact details

Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team
+44 (0)1695 657000