University of South Wales - Graduate Programs

PGCE Secondary Design and Technology with QTS

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Program Information

School:University of South Wales - Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Description:The PGCE Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is designed for graduates who want to teach Design and Technology in secondary schools. This discipline is an exciting subject for creative individuals who enjoy designing, making and working with innovative materials and technology.

This PGCE course will equip you to become a confident, knowledgeable and innovative secondary design and technology teacher. A variety of learning and teaching methods are used to simulate the secondary classroom experience. These include demonstration, discussion, collaboration, micro-teaching, problem solving and presenting. These experiences will help you develop your communication skills which are vital to classroom success and effective learning and teaching. Central to the PGCE course is your personal professional development. You will be actively engaged in reflection on practice during school placement and beyond as you seek employment and prepare for Newly Qualified Teacher Induction and Early Professional Development.
URL:PGCE Secondary Design and Technology with QTS at University of South Wales - Graduate Programs
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   Mathematics 
  •   English 

Applicants are required to have five GCSEs, with B grades in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent qualifications). If you wish to apply for the course and you currently hold GCSE C grades in Mathematics or English, you may apply to study the new B grade equivalence modules available at the university.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to have an Honours degree or equivalent (2:2 or above) in subjects that include at least 50% design and technology. Other degree subjects may be acceptable where there is substantial subsequent career involvement in resistant materials, micro-electronics, food technology, engineering or textiles. Applicants are also required to: undergo a one week observation in a primary school and one week in a secondary school – this may be completed before or after the interview; an Enhanced DBS check; and an interview and successful completion of literacy and numeracy tests at interview.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on March 22, 2017

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