University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Secondary Education (Design and Technology)

This course focuses on 2 of the areas of design and technology: materials technology, designing and making in wood, metal and plastics; electronics and communications technology, working with electronics, mechanisms and pneumatics. This course prepares students to work in schools and to deliver lessons for all pupils. The aim of the design and technology course is to develop thoughtful teachers who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school by providing a balanced design and technology programme. Completion of the course will award Qualified Teacher Status along with 60 credits towards a Master's. Students learn to draw on the theoretical principles underpinning design and technology and how to use this knowledge in teaching.

Entry requirements

A UK recognised Honours degree in an appropriate area. A high level of confidence in any of the following areas would be suitable: Product design; Electronic Engineering;3D Design; Engineering. A training bursary of �9000 will be available for trainees with a 1st Class Honours degree and a �5000 bursary for those with a 2.1. There will be no bursary for those with a 2.2 or lower.

You should have recent experience of teaching and learning in secondary school or sixth form contexts either through paid employment in school/college or through voluntary work/ observation OR be in the process of arranging to gain this.

GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics (level two numeracy or literacy are not equivalent). Please consult the following guidance on GCSE and equivalent qualifications for entry to initial teacher training courses before applying. If your qualification is not listed please contact us for clarification. An additional subject enhancement course is available for students with related backgrounds.

Course modules

Over the 1 year course, you undertake 2 periods of university based learning at Walsall Campus, and you spend at least 120 days divided between 2 different schools; a university tutor is available to assist you throughout your training, and every effort is made to ensure you have a high quality school placement, where you can learn from experienced teachers; all course modules provide examples of good practice in teaching which you will reflect upon as you develop your own teaching style.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time September 2017 £ 9,250 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time September 2017 £ 9,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time September 2017 £ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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