Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Art and Design

The programme allows you to learn to teach Art and Design at secondary level; lectures and workshops will enable you to explore pedagogical approaches to teaching and you will experience gallery-based education sessions facilitated by TATE Liverpool. The programme supports the development of your: Critical understanding of educational theory and practice; reflective practice linked to professional development; practitioner research skills for effective teaching and learning; understanding and application of subject knowledge. The programmes are designed to develop teachers who are reflective practitioners and are able to apply a deep understanding of the curriculum, learners and learning to impact on the development and achievement of young people.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: Minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree (or recognised equivalent) with at least 50 per cent content in your chosen subject area; a minimum grade C GCSE (or equivalent) in mathematics and English language (please note: original evidence of GCSEs and your degree (if you have already graduated) will be required at interview); prior to starting the course: Passes in numeracy and literacy tests; a minimum of 10 days� work experience in a UK secondary school. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants; an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure check, the cost of which will be met by LJMU; you will also need to complete a medical health questionnaire.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional practice; developing reflective professional practice; subject pedagogy in art and design; pedagogy in practice; learning teaching and assessment; inclusion.

Assessment methods

Course assessment methods include: Critical reflections on practice, a literature review, small scale research projects, the design and analysis of learning experiences 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 standards required will be based on observation of your teaching practice and the evidence base that you develop during training.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGDE Full-time - 10 months

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