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Secondary Art and Design PGCE

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Staffordshire University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Combining hands-on experience in schools with study on campus, we’ll help you become confident teaching students at secondary school level.

Teaching can be challenging at times. But it’s also an extremely rewarding role.

As an Art and Design teacher, it will be your responsibility to encourage creativity and give students the practical skills they need to express themselves.

We’ve designed this course to help you understand how to support KS3, KS4, and KS5 students. You’ll develop the skills you need to make sure young people in your class enjoy learning.

Throughout your training, you’ll get hands-on experience on placement, join professional studies sessions, and attend curriculum workshops.

From getting the most out of your induction, to tips on teaching your first lesson, your personal tutor will be there to support you every step of your PGCE journey.

Careers:

With a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you’ll be ready to teach in schools across England.

Most of our graduates secure their first teaching position while on the PGCE, with many of them securing roles within our partnership schools.

After you’ve completed this course, you can join our Masters in Education. Your PGCE gives you Masters credits which means you’ll be fast tracked and can complete this course by the end of your second year of teaching.

Teaching

When you’re not on placement, we’ll help you reflect on your experiences, exchange ideas and overcome challenges. You’ll also:

  • Learn in small groups
  • Use roleplay to develop your knowledge of the secondary curriculum
  • Discuss ideas and challenges you face in group and individual tutorials
  • Reflect on your placement experiences

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

Assessment

Assessment for your PGCE involves portfolio work, assignments, and observed classroom practice. We’ll often ask you to reflect on approaches you’ve used in the classroom and their effectiveness.

You’ll also be regularly observed by your school-based mentor and university tutor. Working with your placement schools, we’ll identify areas of professional practice that you find challenging.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,000overall cost

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

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

New industry-standard e-sports and games design facilities at the main Stoke-on-Trent campus and London campus, Digital Institute London.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 86 9

    38th out of 81 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    128 57%

    48th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    43rd

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    61

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