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Postgraduate Certificate in Education Secondary Initial Teacher Education Art and Design

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Introduction

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a one academic year (36 week) course that trains graduates to be secondary school teachers of Art and Design.

The PGCE course has been designed to train teachers to practise as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they will not be formally assessed in this phase.

Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. Through art and design activities pupils learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping environments. They explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life and in different times and cultures.

The course is active and practical, allowing trainees to develop professional competence through work undertaken in schools and in the University. It is our view that teachers of art and design must be artist teachers, so trainees develop their subject knowledge in a range of workshops. We also work with different subject areas in cross-curricular projects. Past examples include geographical themes through art and design media; responding to the work and landscape of a WW1 poet through art, English and geography; and creating a medieval experience for children at Chepstow Castle with history and design and technology trainees.

Careers / Further study

PGCE programmes include 60 credits assessed at Masters level.

As a trainee teacher, you will be joining a modern and well-regarded programme to train to teach across the 11-16 age range and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

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

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    55th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 85 14

    23rd out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    152 70%

    18th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    30th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    17th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 61%

    30th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    37th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%

    3rd

    2

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