Taught course

Secondary ITE Art and Design with QTS (Distance Learning)

UWE Bristol · Department of Education and Childhood

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Entry requirements

Please see our listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'Visit website' button further down the page.

Months of entry


Course content

Our PGCE Online Distance Learning courses enable graduates to train and qualify as teachers while studying remotely. Study your chosen course over one year full-time or two years part-time, giving you the flexibility to fit your studies around your other commitments.

UWE Bristol is committed to training the best teachers for the future, able to provide first-class educational experiences and make a significant difference to children's lives. We'll train you to do so in partnership with your schools or educational settings.

Teaching is a challenging, exciting and rewarding career, with a high level of job satisfaction. It's a great privilege, as well as a great responsibility, to be able to influence and shape the progress of children and young people. All children deserve to learn well, with enthusiastic specialist teachers.

To undertake the course, you must be in a role, or secure a role, in a school. This will enable you to undertake the required teaching practice specified by the Department for Education (DfE), which must be agreed by UWE Bristol before starting the course.

Your teaching practice will need to include some time spent in an alternative placement school, ensuring you'll gain a variety of teaching experience. The schools involved will need to support your engagement with and progression through the course.

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a course that trains graduates to be secondary school teachers of art and design.

The online PGCE course has been designed to train you to practise as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). During the course you'll be assessed according to the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our students will often gain experience of the 16-18 age range too, although they won't be formally assessed in this phase.

On this course, you'll study and practice strategies that enable you to support learners to look, think, and speak about art and design in ways that are relevant to them. We'll explore the concept of the creative process in depth. You'll debate and reflect on the purpose of delivering inclusive art education that encourages learners to think independently and empowers them to actively shape their own lives.

Information for international students

Please see our listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'Visit website' button further down the page.

Fees and funding

Please see our PGCE funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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