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PGCE Secondary Design and Technology

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

Address all aspects of design and technology, gain experience with placement opportunities, and develop the skills and knowledge to teach design and technology at secondary level on our PGCE Secondary Design and Technology.

This Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Secondary (Design and Technology) 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 examine a range of pedagogical approaches to design and technology teaching and explore all aspects of secondary design and technology, including specialist expertise in areas such as textiles, resistant materials, electronics, food technology and graphics.

Your tutors have national reputations as experts in the field of design technology education and art and design education, and as subject specialists in school. The course involves both a practical and theoretical approach, to enable you to reach your potential as a fully qualified teacher.

You will learn through a series of practical seminars and workshops in purpose-built design studios with extensive resources and equipment, as well as in school workshop spaces. Interactive and discussion-based teaching techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge.

The course leader is a DATA Health and Safety consultant and will train you on how to use a range of machinery - this was commented on in a recent external examiners report giving particular strength in Design & Technology to classroom management and organisation with due regard to health and safety.

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 education, and are therefore 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

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£ 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

    13th out of 81 1

  • 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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