Secondary PGCE Applied Art and Design (Age Phase 14-19)

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  • Objectives
    This programme 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 Applied Art and Design. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge. This high quality programme will prepare you to deliver not only traditional GCSE and AS/A2 level Art and Design courses, but also the latest vocational Applied Art and Design courses, placing you at the cutting edge of secondary school teaching in your subject.
  • Entry requirements
    If you have a degree in Art and Design, or a related subject, want to develop the creative abilities of secondary school pupils aged 14 to 19 in your subject, and wish to learn the latest professional methods to make you a confident and capable teacher, this programme is for you.
  • Academic title
    Secondary PGCE Applied Art and Design (Age Phase 14-19)
  • Course description
    What will I gain from this programme?

    Professional training, delivered to the highest of standards, to help you take up your first teaching post with confidence, having experienced the very latest teaching and learning pedagogies.

    What will I study?

    You'll start with an extensive subject knowledge and understanding audit, to identify your main strengths and weaknesses, and enable your tutor to focus on your individual development needs.

    During 12 weeks of study on campus, you'll develop:

        * Knowledge of essential educational theory
        * Awareness of appropriate teaching and assessment methods
        * Strategies to encourage students’ creativity and capability using a wide range of materials and equipment
        * Understanding of the national curriculum and ability to plan relevant lessons effectively
        * Excellent working knowledge of the latest ICT software used in schools
        * Professional and academic skills through the completion of set short tasks
        * Wider awareness of your role within the teaching profession through study of professional values.

    How will I study?

    A combination of academic study, vocational orientation, group discussion and reflection, and practical, work-based learning in the classroom will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to become a creative and innovative teacher of Art and Design. The programme also aims to develop a reflective and a critically analytical approach to education allowing you to develop expertise in several areas, and explore ways of applying this to learning activities for pupils through practical and vocational experience.


    You'll spend 24 weeks on placement in schools and colleges, putting your training into practice through assisting in and running classes, and working alongside mentors and peers to further your professional development. Your teaching timetable will increase as your training progresses and you become more confident and competent in the classroom.

    Who will be teaching me?

    Friendly, supportive tutors, with many years of combined experience, based in a forward-thinking department that is at the forefront of developments in teaching.

    How will I be assessed?

    A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Levels 6 and 7 and the QTS Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in ICT and other areas of Art and Design.

    You will also undertake the QTS skills tests in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT, which must be passed, and complete a Career Entry Development Profile (CEDP) before gaining your final award.

    What are my career prospects?

    Successful completion of this programme will allow you to gain QTS status and progress onto employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) at secondary school level in Applied Art and Design. Our proactive careers advisory service can help you to find job vacancies and offers in-depth advice on teacher job applications and interviews, to help you secure work.

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