Taught course

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Design and Technology

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second-class honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area the candidate is applying for.

All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) before making their application.

Evidence of recent experience in a UK Secondary school must have been completed prior to you making your application. Other experiences of working with children may be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

You will learn how to create exciting lessons involving key elements of design technology, including resistant materials, electronic products, graphics, product design and textiles. You will also learn how to develop practical and stimulating lessons on the subject of food technology, using examples from industry to bring your teaching to life and show how food is produced on a mass scale.

You will practise using equipment such as woodwork lathes and electronic soldering kits to hone your practical classroom skills. This will enable you to deliver engaging lessons to your pupils which, in turn, will enable them to build their confidence in design technology and progress their learning.

Providing a safe classroom environment will be a top priority in your career and will form a key part of your training. You will learn how to manage pupil behaviour, ensure classroom equipment is used safely and how to prepare safe, practical teaching spaces.

Your placements will form a vital element of your course and will give you the chance to put theory into practice and sharpen your teaching skills in a real classroom environment.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.

This course is offered through School Direct.

For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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