Good GCSE and A level qualifications related to your subject area are generally expected. The normal minimum entry requirement to the programme is a second class honours degree in one of the subject areas offered by the programme or in a strongly cognate discipline.
Months of entry
We believe that Design and Technology (D&T) is a key part of the national curriculum and one of the most relevant subjects in our constantly developing world. The diverse nature of D&T means that you will be in a position to inspire your pupils into many different educational pathways, giving them the opportunity to be creative, ethical deisgners of the future.
The aim of the course is to prepare you to become a confident and excellent secondary school teacher. Creativity, innovation, critical reflection, academic rigour and professionalism are key attributes which we highly regard, foster and expect from you if you are accepted onto our course.
The PGCE Secondary Design and Technology Programme at Swansea is a supportive, well organised, carefully structured course which places much emphasis on the use of design and its application to the world of technology.
The course also develops skills in CAD and CAM as well as other forms of graphic communication and uses creativity to develop and plan effective learning resources for teaching at secondary level.
In order to develop a range of skills across all focus areas of Design and Technology, projects will be set which include working with textiles, wood, plastics and metal. Health and Safety training is also an important feature of the course. Training in safe working practice with machinery in the workshop is a key part of the course, whatever the specialism, and students also have the opportunity to undertake a basic food hygiene course.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Ms Shan Samuel-Thomas
- 01792 482061