Secondary Design and Technology (Age Range 11 – 16)
This course will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Design and Technology. The course will aim to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge. In the area of Product Design, specifically there will be opportunities to develop teaching skills in the following areas:
As part of the course you will develop your ability to deliver hands-on learning combined with academic rigour, which is a key characteristic of successful Design and Technology teaching.
This course will allow you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the end of a two-year period.
You will be expected to work 3 days a week, which will comprise of days in school, professional study sessions, subject pedagogy sessions and self-directed study time.
You will spend a minimum of 140 days in school over the next 2 years.
Mondays are mandatory and will be mainly professional study days whilst there is some flexibility with the other 2 days.
This flexible approach means you can fit training to become a qualified teacher around other commitments, offering a more gradual introduction into the profession.
Trainees will also benefit from Professional Studies and Subject Pedagogy sessions that are led by a Subject Specialist. It is your responsibility to secure the required fundamental English and Mathematics skills and we will support you in this process to ensure you can demonstrate competence in the required fundamental English and Mathematics to gain QTS.