Birmingham City University
Secondary Education (Design and Technology, Food and Textiles)
The aim of the course at is to develop capable and articulate teachers who can inspire children to combine designing and practical skills with knowledge and understanding. The course seeks to develop committed, confident and dynamic teachers with a passion for their subject in an environment that offers top quality facilities, including modern food preparation areas and textile amenities. We believe that Design and Technology is an exciting subject that allows pupils to be innovative and creative if they are taught by teachers who can motivate.
A good degree (minimum 2.2 but 2.1 or 1st preferred) from a UK Higher Education institution or equivalent in Art and Design or an art-related subject. Candidates should have a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in both English language and mathematics prior to application. Applicants who do not already have GCSEs in English language and mathematics, or their equivalent, and are not registered to take them, should visit Equivalency Testing. It should be noted that applicants taking the equivalency tests need to have passed prior to making an application. For entry onto a teaching course from September 2014, candidates should have passed the Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy. Please visit the DfE website for further information. Pre-Interview School Experience: For secondary teacher training there is an expectation that applicants should have some general experience of working with secondary age students in a school setting. In preparation for the selection interview stage of the recruitment process candidates should engage in a teaching episode, observed by an experienced qualified teacher. It will support their application to undertake this teaching episode prior to application and in advance of their interview. Please read the guidance document before downloading the Pre-Interview School Experience Report which applicants need the qualified teacher observing them to complete. Selection Interview: At interview candidates also need to present a portfolio of personal work which should include a selection of work completed before, during and after their degree. The selection interview will assess their subject knowledge and personal qualities such as the potential to relate well to secondary age students, enthusiasm, sensitivity, communication skills and robustness and resilience for teaching. Students also take a written test to assess their standard of English. In addition applicants must meet The National College for Teaching and Leadership requirements for Initial Teacher Training, which means being medically fit and successfully completing an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The individual learner; rationale for subject teaching; assessment at Key Stage 3; subject pedagogy; research.
Modules are assessed through a range of directed tasks and targeted assignments. Trainee teachers are also required to complete a profile of evidence towards the achievement of the standards required by the National College for Teaching and Leadership for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Evidence for the Professional Development Profile is verified by mentors.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 10,500 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||£ 10,500 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City North Campus||Birmingham||B42 2SU||West Midlands|
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