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Secondary Design and Technology with QTS

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching / Training (General) Craft Design And Technology (Cdt Teaching / Training

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach across the design and technology secondary (food, textiles and product design) school curriculum.

You’ll specialise in the subject you studied for your undergraduate degree (such as food, textiles or product design) but you’ll also learn practical skills across the full curriculum. You’ll explore ways to teach Design and Technology/Food and have the opportunity to work with a range of materials.

Studying topics in textiles, electronics, food, and product design you’ll focus on creating the projects you might teach your class. Past projects include creating a pencil case with LEDs, building a basic circuit, and using a 3D printer to print textiles.

Through these practical workshops, you’ll explore some of the issues students might have, such as using complex machinery or working with soldering irons. You’ll also look at ways to make sure you’re imparting educational knowledge through each project, such as electronic calculations or weaves of fabric.

You may have a number of sessions to develop your subject knowledge from guest lecturers. Past guests include colleagues from exam boards, Heads of Faculty, DATA Challenge and Game Changer.

When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE Design and Technology (D&T) group. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.

You won’t simply learn computer-aided manufacturing or how to use a laser cutter though. You’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in a variety of schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become an expert practitioner.

This PGCE is available via University led and School Direct routes.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as design and technology teachers in secondary schools.

The PGCE programme provides you with 60 masters' level credits when you graduate. You could put these towards a masters degree to help you develop your career in the field of education including our new MTeach masters specifically designed for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

Modules

This unit is designed to extend your interest, knowledge and confidence in your subject, as a subject within the curriculum and to extend your development of an analytical and critical attitude towards the teaching and learning of your subject in classroom, group and individual contexts. This unit will develop your understanding of pupils? response to teaching strategies, to help you to plan for a gradualist approach to teaching and the broadening context of your experiences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

18,000

Entry requirements

Degree - You will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for Design and Technology. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree. GCSEs - You will also need GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English language and mathematics. However, Equivalency tests in English, Mathematics and Science are provided by Manchester Metropolitan University. The School of Teacher Education will accept these equivalency tests for any of its initial teacher education programmes, at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor, and only offered if considered appropriate after interview. We do not accept the following qualifications as equivalent to GCSE: Adult numeracy and literacy, Functional Skills or Key Skills. A Disclosure and Barring Service Check and DfE Fitness to Teach test are also required. You will be expected to attend an interview as part of the application process. Full details of your interview will be provided by email once your initial application has been approved.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. The University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and has 14 centres of research expertise. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned for its...more