Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Design and Technology

Train to become an outstanding teacher of Secondary Design and Technology with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The programme focuses on four modes of teaching and learning in Design and Technology: designing and making; mainly designing; mainly making; and critiquing technology in society.

The curriculum espouses a principled and philosophical approach to creative and practical education; ranging from how to teach design thinking to how to manage the D&T environment safely.

Design and Technology teachers come from a wide range of backgrounds including those who have studied product design, engineering, electronics, food science, nutrition, consumer science, textiles, fashion design, industrial design and architecture. In Secondary schools, design and technology teachers are members of a team who teach specialist areas of the design and technology curriculum.

Entry requirements

To join this this PGDE, you will usually have a first degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Design and Technology-related discipline with significant content in your chosen subject area. The degree classification should be at 2:2 or above.

Previous successful applicants include those who have studied product design, engineering, electronics, food science, nutrition, consumer science, textiles, fashion design, industrial design and architecture.

Additional requirements for the programme include:

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification). See the School of Education webpages for details of equivalence tests
  • A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience. A minimum of 10 days’ work experience in a UK Secondary school is normally required prior to commencing the programme. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants.

Applicants will need to pass Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy prior to entry to this programme. A Disclosure and Barring Service check and a DfE Fitness to Teach health form are required.

Course modules

The University element of the programme is based around modules focusing on:

  • developing your subject and pedagogical knowledge in order to support you in becoming a reflective, skilled and effective practitioner
  • critiquing effective approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in your subject and/or age phase
  • promoting your ability to design inclusive, engaging and impactful sequences of lessons to meet the diverse needs all learners
  • informed and deliberate use of educational research to improve pupils’ learning.

Assessment methods

Course assessment methods include: critical reflections on research and practice, small scale research projects, the design and analysis of learning experiences, presentations and a portfolio of professional activities.

You will need to monitor your progression towards achieving the professional standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and to maintain a professional development portfolio associated with these. A final assessment of your achievement of the Teachers’ standards required will be based on observation and assessment of your teaching practice and the evidence base that you develop during training.

Fees

Please note the fees for 2018/19 are still awaiting final confirmation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGDE Full-time September 2018 £ 9,250 per Academic year (home fees) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
IM Marsh campus Liverpool L17 6BD North West

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Key information

Campus or study location: 
IM Marsh campus