Taught course

Secondary Education: Art, Craft and Design

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applications to UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). Applicants will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification, containing a significant art element of appropriate level and scope. In addition, applicants should have attained GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics. Relevant degrees might include; Fine Arts; Arts; Art and Design; Art and Textile Design; Fashion Design; Historical and Critical Studies, etc.

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist programme is structured to develop the required skills, knowledge, understanding, personal and professional standards necessary to teach pupils Art, Craft and Design at Key Stage 3 and 4, as well as opportunities to experience planning and teaching at post 16 education levels.

Teaching is a diverse, creative and dynamic profession and the design of the programme reflects this. A strong foundation of experiential learning in the school environment is complemented by a comprehensive support system of mentoring and guidance in Professional Practice Placements. Students underpin this practice with theory and academic research opportunities and are encouraged to experiment with a variety of teaching styles and strategies, to achieve high professional standards, as well as to continue to develop expertise in the skills and techniques needed to be an excellent art, craft and design teacher and practitioner.

Through partnerships with Primary and Secondary schools, museums, galleries, community groups and artists from a broad spectrum of disciplines we offer trainees the opportunity to gain a PGCE in Secondary Art, Craft and Design with Qualified Teacher Status

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 243 7900