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Secondary Design and Technology PGCE with QTS

Secondary Design and Technology PGCE with QTS

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Craft Design And Technology (Cdt Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

Explore the role of Design and Technology in the classroom, and the potential futures you could inspire through this engaging and practical course.

Course overview

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why study this course with us?

During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s understanding of design and technology through your subject specialism.

We encourage reflective practitioners to be:

  • enthusiastic and confident in the classroom
  • pedagogically skilful and adaptable
  • specialists in the teaching of Design Technology
  • aware of how young people may learn skills in Design Technology, and applying their skills in a broad range of projects
  • able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum
  • competent in a number of areas that cross secondary school curriculum boundaries
  • able to work as part of a team

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Careers and Employability

Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.


This module straddles two contrasting placements and as such provides an arena for exploring contrasts between curriculum and pedagogy within the specialist subject and between institutions. Throughout the content articulated beneath, ATs will develop their commitment to inclusivity in all its forms, safeguarding and well-being of children. and establish a positive learning environment that respects diversity, and the dignity of all children. ATs will also develop their contributions to a rich and empowering curriculum by planning sequences of lessons that ensure the progression of all and develop strategies for supporting their own well-being and a sustainable work-life balance within an increasing workload. ATs will participate in a supportive culture of enquiry that will act to build resilience to criticism and as an initiation to the principles and ethics of self-improvement in a Professional Learning Community into the NQT years.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 honour degree, have GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more