Manchester Metropolitan University
Design and Technology (Food and Textiles)
This one year, full-time course will provide you with a critical framework for understanding recent developments in the Design and Technology curriculum. Taking account of your particular academic strengths and specialisms you will be prepared to teach National Curriculum Design and Technology and be equipped with an understanding of GCSE, A/AS Levels and vocational courses. You will be supported in developing your subject knowledge through the use of a subject audit which identifies individual strengths and areas for development. Assignments and teaching experiences are designed to confirm your broad understanding of professional issues and confidence in your curriculum area. As a major subject you will study either Food, Resistant Materials or Textiles Technology and support this with a minor subject study of either Food, Electronics or Textiles Technology. Students gain 60 Masters Level credits (1/3 of a Masters Degree) which can be used for progression to higher academic and professional awards. Applicants have the choice of university-based or school direct routes.
Applicants require a relevant degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent; at least 2 weeks of experience in relevant school setting(s); GCSE English language and mathematics grades C or above; a pass in the Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy; an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and DfE Fitness to Teach test are also required.
Core units: practice credit 1 (induction phase); practice credit 2 (teaching placement block a: formation of personal practice); practice credit 3 (teaching placement block b: development of personal practice); practice credit 4 (enrichment phase); professional practice; subject pedagogy (design and technology).
There are 2 elements of assessment: teaching, incorporating school experience files, that capture evidence of the range of your experiences, this element will be assessed by mentors and judged against the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status; written assignments, this element builds on the teaching experience and integrates theory with practice and observation. In addition, there are several course completion requirements: the record of professional development (a portfolio of evidence of personal and professional development); the career entry profile (completed at the point of becoming a newly qualified teacher and taken with students into their 1st post); satisfactory attendance and professional engagement with the course requirements.
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