Taught course

Secondary Design and Technology

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree or equivalent (2:2 or above) in subjects that include at least 50% design and technology. Other degree subjects may be acceptable where there is substantial subsequent career involvement in resistant materials, micro-electronics, food technology, engineering or textiles
  • Five GCSEs to include B grades in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent qualifications) See equivalence guidelines (on the website)
  • One week observation in a primary school and one week in a secondary school – this may be completed before or after the interview.
  • An Enhanced DBS check
  • An interview and successful completion of literacy and numeracy tests at interview

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is designed for graduates who want to teach design and technology in secondary schools. This discipline is an exciting subject for creative individuals who enjoy designing, making and working with innovative materials and technology.

This PGCE course will equip you to become a confident, knowledgeable and innovative secondary design and technology teacher. A variety of learning and teaching methods are used to simulate the secondary classroom experience. These include demonstration, discussion, collaboration, micro-teaching, problem solving and presenting. These experiences will help you develop your communication skills which are vital to classroom success and effective learning and teaching. Central to the PGCE course is your personal professional development. You will be actively engaged in reflection on practice during school placement and beyond as you seek employment and prepare for Newly Qualified Teacher Induction and Early Professional Development.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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