This School Direct PGCE course aims to train you to become a capable, articulate teacher who can inspire children to combine designing and practical skills with in-depth knowledge and understanding.
We believe that Design and Technology is an essential and exciting subject that allows pupils to be innovative and creative when taught by inspiring and motivational teachers like you. We will enable you to become the committed, confident and creative teacher you want to be with the skills you need share your passion for your subject.
The course aims to explore and develop the links between designs, materials, science, nutrition, the needs of the user and the place of technology in the modern world. Through educational theory linked to creativity and its practice, we explore how products are designed to promote the needs of sustainable manufacturing processes and food provenance.
The University workshops and seminars facilitate a space for learners to explore technical understanding, skills related to manufacture and the teaching of design capability.
Application of the Design and Technology Association’s principles in teaching methodologies will support you in applying this gained knowledge in the pedagogy of teaching methodologies in schools.
You will experience working in all materials irrelevant of your specialism through a range of modules. This is supported by colleagues in our Teaching School Alliance and experienced University tutors.
Trainees will spend 4 days per week in school, with 1 day per week being a training day. These training days will be held at either the University or Bishop Challoner Catholic College.