Taught course

Secondary Art and Design PGCE

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree and experience

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

At least English language and maths. Equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

Months of entry


Course content

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Our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status for the 11–16 age range and offers enrichment opportunities to teach age 16–18.

We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a confident and competent art and design teacher. Content is regularly updated so you can be confident that your working knowledge is based on current theory and practice.

Our teaching graduates benefit from excellent employment rates that are consistently above the sector average. Plus, we’ll continue to support you through your first few years as an early career teacher.

At Brighton you’ll train to teach with an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider and be educated by an expert team who have their own successful experience as secondary art and design practitioners.

You’ll gain practical experiences in two carefully selected schools – we have over 600 placement partners offering a variety of opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings. We’ll make sure you are fully prepared and supported to make the most of your time in school-based training.

At university you’ll learn in our specialist art classrooms and facilities. You’ll also use our curriculum centre which has over 30,000 resources to support you in the classroom.

Brighton is one of the UKs largest teacher training universities and has been educating teachers and leaders for over 100 years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644