University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Secondary Education (Design and Technology)

Students are given opportunities to develop innovative and progressive teaching and learning strategies, which contribute to making design and technology both an enjoyable and modern subject for young people in secondary schools; all trainees are trained in 2 of the following fields of knowledge to key dtage 3 (11-14 years) and specialise in 1 of these up to key stage 4 and beyond (14-19 years); resistant materials; systems and control (including electronics and communications technology (ECT); textiles; all trainees experience teaching post�16; teacher trainees gain an awareness of food technology although teachers are not trained in this field of knowledge.

Entry requirements

Degree; GCSE passes (grade C or above) in English language and mathematics, or equivalent; it is expected that all applicants for a PGCE course have undertaken at least 5-10 days recent work experience or observation in a mainstream UK state school, working alongside children within the appropriate age ranges for their course choice, and be able to draw on this experience in their application.

Course modules

Subject teaching: focusing on the curriculum, principles and practice of teaching the subject; professional studies: the professional role of the teacher and aspects of teaching which are relevant to the whole school; professional placement: 24 weeks spread across 3 terms; trainees are placed in at least 2 contrasting partnership secondary schools, gradually taking on more responsibility for class teaching as the year progresses.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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