Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education: Design and Technology

Institution
University of Wolverhampton · Institute of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

A UK recognised Honours degree in an appropriate area A high level of confidence in any of the following areas would be suitable Product design Electronic Engineering 3D Design Engineering A training bursary of £9000 wil be available for trainees with a first class honours degree and a £5000 bursary for those with a 2:1. There will be no bursary for those with a 2:2 or lower. You should have recent experience of teaching and learning in secondary school or sixth form contexts either through paid employment in school/college or through voluntary work/ observation OR be in the process of arranging to gain this. GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics (level two numeracy or literacy are not equivalent). Please consult the following guidance on GCSE and equivalent qualifications for entry to initial teacher training courses before applying. If your qualification is not listed please contact us for clarification. If you have a related background however (i.e. it may not match exactly to the above), an additional subject enhancement course is available. Interview and Selection Once your application has been forwarded to subject staff, your suitability is individually assessed. If you appear suitable, you will be offered an interview where you are required to sit a short subject specific interview/ examination. The main purpose of the interview is to: give you an insight into the nature of the course, the teaching profession and to assess your commitments to it explore your subject strengths and areas for development assess your ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English arrange a partnership school visit as necessary answer all of your questions

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you have a feel for working in three dimensions, in a variety of materials, and have a creative flair you will find this course suits you. Design and Technology is an exciting, diverse subject and part of the National Curriculum. It is a subject where intellectual planning meets practical applications, where you must identify a need and then design and manufacture products to meet that need.

Design and Technology at the University of Wolverhampton focuses on two of the areas of Design & Technology: Materials Technology - designing and making in wood, metal and plastics - and Electronics and Communications Technology - working with electronics, mechanisms and pneumatics.

If you want to become a Design and Technology teacher then this course will prepare you to work in schools and to deliver high quality lessons for all pupils. The aim of the Design and Technology course is to develop thoughtful teachers who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school by providing a balanced Design and Technology programme. Completion of the course will award Qualified Teacher Status along with 60 credits towards a Masters.

You will learn to draw on the theoretical principles underpinning Design and Technology, and how to use this knowledge in your teaching. You will contribute to the teaching of the wider range and content of the National Curriculum for Design and Technology key stage 3 strategy as well as traditional examination DTcourses within the 11-16 programme. We aim to provide a range of experiences, including post 16 teaching.

  • Typical modules may include:
    • Observation of teaching, before undertaking ‘sheltered’ teaching activities, for example teaching parts of lessons or groups of pupils within a class
    • Progression to teaching single or short sequences of lessons
    • Further development through planned classroom activities
    • Development of teaching skills as you move to sustained sequences of lessons
    • A classroom based investigation into an aspect of your subject pedagogy
    • Generic pedagogical topics including PSHE
    • If you have a feel for working in three dimensions, in a variety of materials, and have a creative flair you will find this course suits you. Design and Technology is an exciting, diverse subject and part of the National Curriculum. It is a subject where intellectual planning meets practical applications, where you must identify a need and then design and manufacture products to meet that need.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Institute of Education
Email
enquiries@wlv.ac.uk
Phone
0800 953 3222