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% D&T * 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) * You will be required to complete one week of observation in a primary school and one week in a secondary school, prior to commencing the course. * Enhanced DBS check * Successful completion of literacy and numeracy tests at interview

Months of entry


Course content

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is designed for graduates who wish to qualify to teach design and technology in secondary schools.This course will equip you to become a confident, knowledgeable and innovative secondary design and technology teacher.

Throughout the course a variety of learning and teaching methods are used to simulate the secondary classroom experience. This includes demonstration, discussion, collaboration, microteaching, 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 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.

The course is taught in English but fluent Welsh speakers who decide to study at the University of South Wales may opt to undertake their school experience in Welsh-medium schools.

Visit the University of South Wales website for more information.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599