How do students learn and develop their understanding of food science through practical work? Can electronics workshops improve maths and science skills? Why are ‘hands on’ design skills important?
If the questions above fill you with curiosity this is the course for you!
Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach across the design and technology secondary school curriculum for the 11-16 age range.
This includes food, textiles, electronics, and product design at Key Stage 3 and the GCSEs in ‘Food Preparation and Nutrition’ and ‘Design & Technology’, as well as associated GCSE vocational courses.
During the course you will explore the range of materials used with design and technology. Much of the University-based work takes a practical hands-on approach that includes Health and Safety and how to manage practical lessons. These take place in our modern and well-equipped multi-materials workshop, a food preparation kitchen, and a textiles room.
The course includes recent developments in pedagogy and the learning sciences and to help you teach the theoretical aspects of the subject including food safety and hygiene, aspects of nutrition and food science, food commodities, processes and techniques for textiles, woods, plastics, card, electronics and physical computing, including the use of CAD/CAM to support designing and making.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Employability - You’ll have the skills and experience to teach your design and technology specialism at GCSE and A-levels/level 3 diploma in food science and nutrition plus other materials to Key Stage 3.
Schools experience - You should spend at least 120 days on placements in schools, gaining experience in mainstream secondary schools.
Postgraduate credits - You’ll achieve 60 masters’ level credits (this is one-third of a masters degree). You can put these towards a masters degree to help you develop your new career, such as our new MTeach course.
Partnerships - We have partnerships with over 1,500 schools, colleges and educational organisations, meaning we are able to provide students with a range of school experiences.
Research-led teaching - Our research centre, ESRI ranks in the UK’s top 20 for research power in Education (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) and recent research sponsors include the Department of Education; Wellcome Trust; European Union; Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; Barclays; Microsoft; Siemens and LEGO.