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PGCE Secondary Design and Technology with QTS

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-MAY-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Design and Technology has a significant role in the new curriculum as part of the Science and Technology area of learning and the global imperative to develop STEM subjects.

The diverse nature of design and technology means that you will be in a position to inspire your pupils to explore many cross-curricular educational pathways, giving them the opportunity to be creative, ethical designers of the future.

  • You will develop a range of skills needed in Design and Technology across all age groups at secondary school.
  • You will collaborate with scientists and computer scientists to bring your subject to life.
  • You will use D&T to teach the next generation problem solving skills and stimulate creativity so that they can meet society’s needs and wants.

Lectures are based in the IQ building in Swansea.

Course Overview

The PGCE is a full-time academic and professional programme, broadly comprising university-based provision of approximately 12 weeks, and at least 24 weeks based in school.

Assessment

The programme offers 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at Graduate Level. These are awarded on successful completion of module assessments which include:

  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Video presentation
  • Research Project

All assessments are closely linked to practice and are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop teaching and learning that has a positive impact on children and young people.

Career Opportunities

Yr Athrofa has excellent graduate employment rates with 99% of graduates going into employment or further study.

Many schools and college departments, both locally and nationally, are staffed with several of our teachers and many have gone on to forge successful teaching careers at strategic, professional and management levels at home and abroad.

Our PGCE graduates usually remain in close touch with Yr Athrofa as they make their careers in the teaching profession and they often become subject mentors on the programme. This creates a very strong, sustainable professional network of teachers, which is a rich source of continuing professional development.

Recently our PGCE Design and Technology graduates have gone on to work as Secondary teachers in many independent and state schools in Wales, England and abroad including (but not limited) to Birchgrove Comprehensive School (Swansea), Wycombe High School (Buckinghamshire), Milford Haven School (Pembrokeshire), Dyffryn Comprehensive School (Port Talbot), Collingwood College (Camberly), Amman Valley Comprehensive School (Carmarthenshire).

Tuition fees

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£ 9,000per 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 Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 81 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    150 76%

    13th

    52
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    23rd

    6

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