As a Design Technology (DT) Initial Trainee Teacher (ITT) you will learn how to plan and teach effective DT lessons. Working in the DT Department you will develop a clear understanding of how the subject is delivered in secondary schools. You will gain valuable experience in all DT subjects whilst on the course.
A significant amount of your learning and training will take place during two block placements. You will also attend subject knowledge days at the University of Huddersfield. You will complete a minimum of 120 days in school. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the PGCE (with QTS). This comprises of 120 credits, 90 of which are at Masters Level.
We always try to contrast the two placement schools as much as possible, providing the trainee with a breadth of experience which will make them employable in the future.
You will be placed in your subject department and will receive practical training which will allow you to develop a clear understanding of educational issues and effective classroom techniques. You will be gradually introduced to teaching through observations, training, assessments and marked assignments. Throughout the course you will be supported by teachers, senior leaders and trained mentors. You will be provided with the opportunity to immerse yourself fully in school life.
We believe that a C & K School Direct trainee is provided with a realistic teacher training experience and we have no doubt you will build a network of contacts within the teaching profession. Many of our former trainees have secured employment within our schools.
We are confident our trainees are very well supported during their training year. School leaders have a firm commitment ensuring all of our trainees complete their studies with the essential skills and knowledge to prepare them for a rewarding career in the teaching profession.
“C & K have been fantastic throughout the whole PGCE. The training they provide has been fantastic – delivered by in-post teachers who were very willing to share their knowledge and expertise. ”
“With the support from the C & K School Direct, I’ve discovered a real passion for teaching.”