Secondary Design and Technology (Age Range 11 – 16)
In the focus area of Food Technology, you will develop the following subject-specific knowledge and skills. Specifically, this will involve.
Opportunities for the investigation, designing, making, and evaluation of food as a material. Applying the principles of food science, nutrition, and healthy eating, to the development of your teaching. You will graduate as an experienced and employable food teacher, ready to inspire young people.
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.
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) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
QTS is awarded by Haybridge Alliance SCITT and involves you gathering evidence against each of the Teacher Standards. The PGCE is awarded by Birmingham City University (BCU) upon successful completion of 3 assignments.
Trainees will spend a minimum of 120 days in school working towards the award of QTS.
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.