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Secondary Education: Art and Design PGDE

Secondary Education: Art and Design PGDE

Key information

Qualification type

PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Subject areas

Craft Design And Technology (Cdt Teaching / Training Arts & Crafts / Communication / Performing Arts Teaching / Training Secondary Schools (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This course is a rewarding and absorbing experience and our students go on to enjoy busy careers where their skills are in great demand due to the reputation for high quality which the University of Strathclyde enjoys within the teaching profession. As a teacher of art and design, you’ll be responsible for uncovering the creative spark in each and every student you teach. You’ll open young people’s eyes to endless creative possibilities and show them new means by which they can express themselves. Overall, you’ll be responsible for nurturing talent in the creatives of tomorrow.

This course is a professional training course which qualifies you to teach secondary education. The qualification is recognised throughout the world and is regulated by : the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS); the Scottish Government. This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you require. While on campus you'll attend two general teaching classes: Educational Perspectives & Policies; Principles, Policies & Practice. Educational Perspectives and Policies will develop your understanding of educational issues in a broader intellectual context while Principles and Policy in Practice is the companion module to Educational Perspective and Policies. It shares a focus on critical professional engagement informed by educational research and theory. Tutorials for both classes provide the opportunity to work with students from different subjects and from within the primary sector.

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Study mode

Full time


36 weeks

Start date



This class develops your understanding of key educational issues in a broader intellectual context. It 's taught in a cross- sector way, so that primary and secondary students can share opinions and learn from each other.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements that we ask for, are as follows: an honours degree with a clear focus on art and/or design, that has been validated by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or a degree of an equivalent standard from an institution outside the United Kingdom; the degree must have at least 80 credits covering both fine art and design from a range of the following practical subjects: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Textiles, Photography, Environmental Art; practical studio experience as a core part of undergraduate degree; your degree must reflect breadth and depth in art and design practice rather than a purely theoretical, philosophical or historical focus on fine art or design; familiar with and be able to use art and design technology; Higher (SCQF Level 6) English Grade C or above; National 5 (SCQF Level 5) Mathematics Grade C or above. As well as academic qualifications, you will need to demonstrate: evidence that you have experience of working with children in a secondary school setting or related context; an understanding of modern secondary education; an ability to relate to people.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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