Taught course

PGCE Secondary Design and Technology with QTS

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · SWW Centre of Teacher Education

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject.

GCSE qualifications

  • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature and GCSE Mathematics.
  • Student teachers studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade B or above in Welsh OR Welsh Literature (first language).
  • Equivalence workshops and tests are available for those with Grade C GSCE in English Language, Mathematics and Welsh.

A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications

If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced.

Months of entry


Course content

Design and Technology has a significant role in the new curriculum as part of the Science and Technology area of learning and the global imperative to develop STEM subjects.

The diverse nature of design and technology means that you will be in a position to inspire your pupils to explore many cross-curricular educational pathways, giving them the opportunity to be creative, ethical designers of the future.

  • You will develop a range of skills needed in Design and Technology across all age groups at secondary school.
  • You will collaborate with scientists and computer scientists to bring your subject to life.
  • You will use D&T to teach the next generation problem solving skills and stimulate creativity so that they can meet society’s needs and wants.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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