Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education: Design and Technology

Institution
University of Wolverhampton · Institute of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

You will need an enthusiasm for design technology and be committed to developing the range, breadth and variety of design technology education in schools. You will have a high level of confidence in one or more of the following areas of design technology; engineering, 3D design, electronic engineering, product design, food technology or textiles with a desire to pass on your enthusiasm to learners of all abilities. Above all, you will need a real commitment to the education of young people. Also you will need:

  • To have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (previously Grade C) in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics.
  • To hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification.
  • To have taken part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your readiness to train to teach,which will include as a minimum both an interview and audit of your subject knowledge.
  • To have taken and passed the professional skills tests prior to entry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary Education provides a high standard of training for those preparing to take up a teaching post in the secondary school sector. The course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses.

The PGCE in Secondary Education is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school.

Design and Technology covers a number of subject specialisms and encompasses the teaching of designing, making and evaluative skills as well as developing technical knowledge. It involves working with in a range of materials and processes including resistant materials, systems and control, CAD/CAM, textiles, food technology and hospitality. You would be expected to specialise in one of these areas and develop skills in a range of the others. As a trainee you will learn how to teach design technology to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements. You will learn how to develop skills, knowledge and understanding for teaching design technology through a combination of university-led and school-led training.

Successful completion of the course will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 60 credits at Master’s level.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@wlv.ac.uk
Phone
01902 32 22 22