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Secondary Education (Design and Technology) PGCE

Secondary Education (Design and Technology) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is aimed at preparing you to teach in two broad areas. This course aims to develop teachers whose vision, imagination and professionalism takes them beyond the realities of current educational policy, and encourage them to continually seek to evolve new and better models of practice. The curriculum includes working with resistant materials (product design), systems and control (electronics, CAD/CAM), textiles, and food technology. What unifies these is the subject of Design, and the development of designing competence. You’ll be given the opportunity to specialise in one area to Key Stage 3 (age 11-14), and another to Key Stage 4 and beyond (age 14+). Key Stage 3 specialist fields are Materials; Textiles; Electronics and Communications Technology; and Food. The two Key Stage 4 specialist fields are Materials and Textiles. Through an integrated course that involves both a practical and theoretical approach, you’ll be encouraged to reach your potential as a fully qualified teacher.

Different course options

Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



School Experience (60 Credits) - Core
Subject Studies (30 Credits) - Core
Studies in Professional Issues and Research in Education (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a first degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification. Achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and science. This may be demonstrated through successful acquisition of these grades or higher in GCSE/GCE 'O' level qualifications, Grade 1 in CSE qualifications or in an accredited recognised equivalency examination.