All applicants need GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent*. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. You must hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of design and technology study. You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in design and technology-related or other educational activities.
Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful.
You must demonstrate commitment to working in education and teaching young people, have good subject knowledge related to design and technology, be familiar with the structure of the UK education system and have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course.
As you will be working with children, you will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society.
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.
* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
Months of entry
Improve your design and technology skills for teaching in schools, and then putting them into practice. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.
- Gain the qualified teacher status (QTS) needed to teach design and technology in secondary education.
- Build your knowledge of education and design and technology through your studies.
- Increase your teaching skills and confidence through two separate placements.
- Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation.
Information for international students
Please visit our website for information.
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit our website to find out more.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Develpment and Society
- +44 (0)114 225 5555