University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Secondary Education (Design and Technology, Food and Textiles)

The course consists of university based sessions (which make up approximately a third of the time) and teaching practice in 2 partner schools. While on teaching practice you will be supported by an experienced design and technology mentor. The course provides you with an opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to help equip young people to become the designers and innovators of the future. The course will train you to teach both areas of the design and technology curriculum, on completion you will be confident to teach your main specialism to Key Stage 4 (GCSE level) and beyond and the second area to pupils in Key Stage 3. The course trains you to teach design and technology to pupils in the 11 � 16 or 11 � 18 age range. The choice depends upon your level of subject knowledge and your own preference. This will be discussed at interview.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent status with usually 50 per cent of the degree or professional qualification applicable to subject choice; grade C in GCSE or equivalent in English and mathematics; GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications should have been obtained at the time of application; applicants are required to show at interview that they have the required level of subject knowledge in their chosen subject; this may be through their degree, other advanced studies, or experience in the workplace; applicants from non-traditional routes, mature applicants and those wishing to change career are considered; all successful applicants must demonstrate that they have spent some time gaining experience within a school setting and have an awareness of current educational issues; short-listed applicants are interviewed; the Teacher's Agency TA requires all trainee teachers to satisfactorily complete a medical questionnaire and obtain a Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on the basis of their course work including written assignment; a professional development portfolio and an oral presentation of a small research project; as well as on their teaching practice; the government also insists that students pass computerised tests in literacy; numeracy and information communication technology (ICT) before they can be awarded a qualified teaching certificate (QTS).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St John's Campus Worcester WR2 6AJ West Midlands

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