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Secondary Art & Design with QTS PGCE

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Arts & Crafts Teaching / Training Art & Design Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PGCE Secondary Art & Design pathway is exciting, innovative and challenging. It will prepare you thoroughly for the teaching profession. Our key aim is to equip you to become a confident, high-quality teacher of Art and Design with a secure knowledge of curriculum development in Wales. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with schools, enhancing your skills through practical workshops, as well as providing you with experience of collaborative work and research with galleries and museums. Excellent subject knowledge, creativity, imagination, motivation and the enthusiasm to make learning in Art & Design an enjoyable and purposeful experience for pupils are essential requirements of the course. You will also have the opportunity to work as an Artist-In-Residence or gain teaching experience in a museum or gallery for a short placement to increase your employability.

In addition, you will prepare to teach the new curriculum for the Area of Learning and Experience: Expressive Arts, and the exam groups for GCSE, and A level Art and Design courses. This will involve delivering a full and exciting spectrum of creative experiences. This pathway is designed to develop your specialist knowledge, experience and skills to enable you to use your expertise and enthusiasm to inspire your pupils across the secondary age range. The Secondary PGCE pathway is available through the medium of Welsh. Our graduates from the PGCE Secondary Welsh-Medium pathway are successful in securing roles in both English and Welsh-medium schools.

Our PGCE graduates usually remain in close touch with Yr Athrofa as they make their careers in the teaching profession and they often become subject mentors on the programme. This creates a very strong, sustainable professional network of teachers, which is a rich source of continuing professional development.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject. Students with: GCSE qualifications - Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature and GCSE Mathematics; A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications - If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced; Work Experience - They should be aware of the realities of being a teacher and life in a classroom and so we ask for recent and relevant experience in a secondary educational setting.