Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Secondary Education (Design and Technology, 11-16)

The programme prepares students to become a successful and valued member of a secondary school department and develops their ability to teach pupils aged 11 -16 to meet the QTS Standards; there are also opportunities to undertake university based education for planning, teaching and assessing the post-16 age range; good teachers in this subject are always in demand, so employment prospects are excellent; design and technology teachers share a common understanding of the philosophy of designing and making; this coherent approach is what makes the design and technology experience for pupils and teachers so exciting and rewarding; the programme develops this approach through working together, irrespective of specialism, for many components of the University programme.

Entry requirements

At least 2 weeks experience working with young people before making an application; 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) including English and mathematics; a degree which relates closely to one of the 4 specialisms within the subject; a degree that relates reasonably well might also be acceptable if applicant already has good practical skills that cover the types of processes used in school; if applicant has a food technology degree they need to also have expertise in 1 of the other specialisms; it is very important that the applicant has seen design and technology recently in at least 1 good department as the subject has changed a great deal in the last 10 years.

Assessment methods

A personalised process of continuous assessment ensures that student's learning is appropriate and effective; assessment takes account of both the programme experience and the school or setting phase and includes researching developing practice through assignment tasks; we support students in developing a rigorous evidence-based account of their educational journey.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus Bath BA2 9BN South West

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Student Services
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01225 875875