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Design and Technology - Secondary PGCE

Design and Technology - Secondary PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

This postgraduate qualification gives you the tools to build a successful career in teaching while providing a holistic view of the profession; you will look at the child, curriculum and teacher. The Design and Technology programme is structured with a core of Design and Technology taught to all Trainees, including the nature of Design and Technology in Education, ICT and Graphics, with the opportunity for you to specialise in Product Design, Food and Nutrition, Textiles Technology or Electronic and Communications technology (ECT) and to develop a second strength in at least one other area. We focus on extending and developing your knowledge, understanding and skills of designing and making, with an emphasis on active practical learning and problem solving. A range of specialist facilities and resources are used by the tutors from Roehampton and local schools are carefully selected to ensure you have the support and advice of experienced Design and Technology teachers.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Professional Studies module provides a unifying strand to the programme as a whole and ensures that the subjects are placed in a whole-school and education system context. All teachers, regardless of their subject specialism, are first and foremost teachers per se, and must demonstrate professionalism and the skills of reflective practice; the PS module aims to define these concepts and to tackle the generic aspects of being a professional and reflective teacher. This is done in a deliberate and cross-curricular way, bringing together students from across the range of subject disciplines whilst focusing and building on the students? own experiences in school. In this way, they benefit from both specialist subject support and from the range of perspectives applicable to other subjects.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £9,250 per year for 2018 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £13,520 per year for 2018 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold and be able to provide certificated evidence of having an undergraduate degree conferred by a United Kingdom higher education institution or an equivalent qualification. Most successful applicants will have a 2:2 degree classification or better. Relevant experience includes work with children or young people, or work developing your knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the subject you wish to teach. Have achieved at least a grade C or above in both Mathematics and English Language GCSEs (or approved equivalents). Students should have a degree which includes a substantial element of Design and Technology (such as product design, 3D design, engineering, architecture, food product development, nutrition, textiles or fashion design). Candidates will be expected to provide and talk through a portfolio of their work at university and in their employment. They will be required to discuss Design and Technology teaching in their specialist areas that they have seen or experienced recently in schools.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more