University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Design and Technology (Secondary Education)

This initial teacher training course equips students to share their interest in design and technology and inspire young people to fulfil their potential. Design and technology is a core subject in the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and there will always be a need for design and technology teachers. The course has 2 strands. The 1st strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The 2nd strand is based in partner schools where students undertake practical teaching experience.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from holders of an honours degree (at least a 2.2) in a subject related to design and technology, covering fields such as graphics, electronics, engineering, 3D design, food technology or textiles. We will also consider other equivalent qualifications. Applicants should have at least grade C in GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent). We will only accept equivalences from Additional requirements include DBS Enhanced Disclosure, completion of a medical pro forma and completion of the Teaching Agency skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written work, evidence profiles and assessment of your teaching practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sunderland SR1 3SD North East

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Faculty of Education and Society Recruitment Team
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