Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Secondary Design and Technology

Improve your design and technology skills for teaching in schools, and then putting them into practice. Through study and teaching placements, students develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

Entry requirements

All applicants require GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of design and technology study. Applicants are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in design and technology-related or other educational activities. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to working in education and teaching young people, have good subject knowledge related to design and technology, be familiar with the structure of the UK education system and have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Applicants must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. Applicants will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. If English is not your 1st language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Developing and reflecting on professional practice in secondary design and technology education; learning and teaching in context in design and technology; block placement 1; block placement 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include research projects, individual and group work, presentations and reports, preparing teaching materials and plans, teaching practice and practical design and make exercises.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries are available for full-time students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 11,250 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555