The Design and Technology course will enable you to use your skills to nurture students creativity and turn their ideas into reality. You’ll be teaching a subject which gives students opportunities to develop their practical and personal skills.
D&T covers a number of subject specialisms and encompasses the teaching of designing, making, and evaluative skills in interesting and challenging ways. It involves working with a range of materials and processes in different subject specialist areas. These areas develop specialist technical knowledge as well as life skills and include Food and Nutrition, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Resistant Materials, and Systems and Control. You are expected to specialise in two of the above at KS4 and develop skills in a range of the subject areas across KS3.
You will specialise in the subject area you studied in your degree (such as Food, Textiles or Product design) and during the course add an additional subject area to focus your training on for KS4. Learning practical skills across all subject areas, and gain subject and curriculum knowledge across all subjects in KS3. You will learn how to undertake risk assessments for activities to provide a safe learning environment and will work in both practical and classroom environments and develop the necessary skills needed to support, challenge and motivate all students.
The course is often tailored to the areas of weakness identified by trainees at the start of the course. However, typically the training includes:
o Technology in the classroom and national curriculum
o Assessment opportunities in the classroom, differentiation and progression
o Risk assessment and H&S
o Planning for practical lessons and classroom management
o Skills and technique workshops for KS3
o Building teaching resources for KS3
o Core Technology for KS4 and exam specifications
o The Design Process and links across Technology
o Delivery of NEA’s (coursework) KS4
o Specialist knowledge and technique development KS4/KS5
All aspects of the subject are addressed during the course, including meeting the requirements of the NC and national initiatives such as Assessment for Learning and literacy. With focused study of D&T at post-16 you will not only be equipped to teach pupils and students in the 11-16 age range but will have opportunities to gain experience of teaching at the 16-19 level.
These sessions are delivered by a D&T Subject Expert in school, therefore you are required to travel to Stafford for the delivery of these sessions.