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PGCE Secondary Art and Design

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

Our PGCE Secondary Art and Design enables you to address all aspects of art and design, gain experience on placements, and develop the skills and knowledge to teach art and design at secondary level.

This Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Secondary Art and Design course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.

You will be taught by staff with national reputations as experts in the field of art and design in education, and together you will examine a range of pedagogical approaches to art teaching. We will train you to be high quality, flexible teachers.

Our incredible purpose-built art and design studios with extensive resources and equipment will provide the setting for you to address all aspects of secondary art and design, including specialist expertise in areas such as digital art, textiles, photography, ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing, contemporary and historical studies.

University-based teaching is through a series of lectures, practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge.

Sessions may include:

  • participating in workshop style sessions with your peers, including joint sessions with PGCE Design and Technology trainees
  • attending presentations by subject experts
  • working on tasks in groups
  • having individual tutorials
  • visits to schools or other education settings
  • visits to theatres, museums, galleries or sites of educational interest, such as the Pitt Rivers, the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) and Reading Museum
  • writing assignments on aspects of subject teaching and Professional Studies.

These learning activities will help you to develop a toolkit of knowledge and skills, ensuring you are well prepared to tackle challenges and opportunities throughout your training and your career.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

The majority of our graduates go into schools and inspire children to develop into happy, confident and well-informed individuals. Other alumni take their educational skills to the worlds of business, culture, art, healthcare, human resources, adult learning and further varied fields.

The support and training we give our students enables them to develop into resilient and creative teachers with the ability to adapt. The transferable skills and strengths they develop are also recognised outside of education, and therefore are desirable in many different areas of employment.

The placement opportunities and careers support we give our students ensures they are attractive to employers. This is qualified by the consistently high employment rates our students enjoy in local and regional schools.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,100per 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 Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 86 6

    13th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    135 60%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    83rd

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 66%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    13th

    38

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