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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gain the knowledge and skills to be a fully qualified teacher of art and design on this PGCE Secondary course at the University of Southampton. You’ll divide your time between school placements and the University as you develop the theory and techniques to teach the subject to all secondary school pupils. With this qualification you’ll be able to work in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course will prepare you to teach young people aged 11 to 16 within the UK’s National Curriculum for Art and Design framework (Key Stages 3 and 4).

You’ll also get the chance to learn about teaching the subject to students aged 16 to 19.

As you build on your existing knowledge of art and design, you’ll learn teaching theory and the techniques for helping young people to:

  • express their ideas in creative works
  • develop their ability in drawing, painting, sculpture and other techniques
  • evaluate creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • learn about great artists, craft-makers and designers
  • understand the historical and cultural development of art forms

Through university sessions and placement practice you’ll also learn essential skills such as:

  • managing the classroom
  • monitoring and assessing pupils
  • teaching inclusively

You'll put theory into practice through placements at 2 schools in or near Southampton. You'll spend at least 120 days on placement, observing lessons and working with small groups of young people. When you are ready, you’ll then be introduced to whole-class teaching. You’ll have the support of a school-based mentor throughout this time.

The rest of your time will be spent at the University, where you’ll prepare you for your placements, evaluate your school-based work, and develop subject-specific skills and good practice. You'll spend some of your time at Winchester School of Art, our art and design institution.

Careers

When you pass, you’ll get Qualified Teacher Status in addition to your PGCE award. This means you'll be able to work as an art and design teacher in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales.

We have high employment rates from our PGCE Secondary courses, with many trainees going on to work in our partnership schools.

If you choose to continue your studies, the credits you build up from your master’s-level modules can be put towards a future master’s degree qualification.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 85 7

    8th out of 84 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    154 70%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    40th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    53rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    164 79%

    11th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    25th

    25

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