Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Secondary Education (Design and Technology)

After a 2-week induction programme, students are in school for 3 days per week and in the university for 2 days per week for the whole of the 1st term; in the 2nd term students spend a 6-week block placement in school; for the rest of the year students spend 4 days per week in school and 1 day per week in the university; within a school, students have a subject mentor who holds weekly follow-up sessions, helping students to do things such as prepare material, schedules of work and classroom activities; each school or college has a professional mentor who prepares a programme to introduce issues such as the organisation of the school, the school curriculum, pastoral care, personal and social education, active tutorial work, school discipline, and the legal and social framework of school including supporting services; successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree, at least 50 per cent in an appropriate subject; GCSE mathematics and English grade C qualifications (or equivalent); a good general education; a good understanding of the education system gained from work or placement in schools or experience of working with secondary school aged pupils; successful CRB application and be certified fit to teach; must be information communication technology literate.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time -

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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