Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Secondary Design and Technology (Textiles)

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of food technology with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. 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 need 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 food or design and technology study. We may also consider applicants with an unrelated degree who have a sound food background in employment and have a GCSE or A level in food technology. Applicants are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in food or design and technology-related or other educational activities. 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 and must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. 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 (food technology); 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 work.

Sponsorship information

TDA funding and support is only available for successful applicants who possess a 2.2 degree or above (or equivalent).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas 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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