Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Secondary Art, Craft and Design (PGCE)

**This subject specialist programme has been rated as excellent by external examiners, students and school mentors over many years, with particular highlights being the high quality school placements with compassionate and expert mentoring; outstanding partnerships with museums, galleries and the wider arts community; thorough and proactive management and the quality assurance of the programme.** Because the course has been built around partnerships with primary, secondary and special schools, museums and galleries, community groups and artists, it offers you the opportunity to gain a PGCE in Secondary Art, Craft and Design Education with Qualified Teacher Status. It will prepare you to become a highly effective practitioner, able to make a significant contribution to education and equipped to teach pupils across the range of art, crafts and design. You'll spend the majority of your time in two contrasting secondary school placements, with the remaining time at Northumbria University or at sites including museums, galleries, studios and workshops. Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, you'll also have access to BALTIC's extensive library and archive.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Applications to UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). Applicants will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification, containing a significant art element of appropriate level and scope. In addition, applicants should have attained GCSE grade C (or University recognised equivalent) in English language and mathematics. Applicants must also provide evidence they have passed the National Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. Relevant degrees might include; Fine Arts; Arts; Art and Design; Art and Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics; Design; Animation and Creative Media. Competence in Information and Communication Technology is essential and some relevant experience in secondary education is important to demonstrate understanding of the sector, experience in a professional environment and commitment. In addition, applicants should have attained GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics.

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course. This assessment enables you to have the maximum impact on pupil progress and demonstrate that you meet the requirements to be awarded a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aligned to the Teachers' Standards 2012.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coach Lane Campus NE7 7XA North East

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Key information

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Applicant Services
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01914060901