Design and Technology with Education and Qualified Teacher Status (Three Year Route) – BSc (Honours)

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Train as a teacher in an exciting subject area that is popular with GCSE and A-level pupils, and where there is a shortage of suitably qualified teachers. You develop your subject knowledge over three years of study in our specialist facilities and also gain essential teaching experience in local schools in preparation for your teaching career.

Key points• Train as a teacher in an in-demand area of teaching.
• Spend three years developing your subject knowledge of design and technology.
• Learn advanced technical skills in specialist design and technology workshops.
• Gain work experience with accredited mentors in at least two schools.

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At a glance

Train as a teacher in an exciting subject area that is popular with GCSE and A-level pupils, and where there is a shortage of suitably qualified teachers. You develop your subject knowledge over three years of study in our specialist facilities and also gain essential teaching experience in local schools in preparation for your teaching career.

Key points• Train as a teacher in an in-demand area of teaching.
• Spend three years developing your subject knowledge of design and technology.
• Learn advanced technical skills in specialist design and technology workshops.
• Gain work experience with accredited mentors in at least two schools.

What is design and technology with education and Qualified Teacher Status?
This course develops your design capabilities, manufacturing skills and technological understanding to degree level. You also learn how to share information and learn techniques that motivate young people in the classroom. You will develop your creativity, design awareness, graphic communication and presentation skills, all the time understanding how these are relevant to becoming an effective and dynamic teacher of D&T.

This course

If you want to teach design and technology in secondary schools, this course is for you. You train using state of the art facilities in a teaching subject that is popular with GCSE and A-level pupils, and where there is a shortage of qualified teachers.

Your studies involve• subject-based study at degree level in the areas of design, technology and manufacturing
• progressive, school-based experience in at least two schools during the three years to allow you to develop the teaching skills to meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status

Your studies at the University centre around specialist workshops where you learn the technical and design skills needed to lead school classes. Facilities you will use include
• workshops with a full range of machine tools
• specialist computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture workshop
• specialist computer suites
• design teaching studios
• specialist technology rooms for electronics and systems and control.

We emphasise the skills and knowledge you need to teach across many areas of the design and technology curriculum. You also develop higher level information and communication technology (ICT) skills and strategies to incorporate technology enhanced learning (TEL) within your teaching.

You learn to think critically and creatively about the subjects you study, and by engaging with exciting and challenging projects you gain an understanding of how people learn. You complete research and reflection to support your studies and personal development.

You gain school experience during the early part of the course to enable you to relate your developing design, manufacturing and technological skills to the craft of teaching. Throughout the course you build on this with significant, supported teaching experience of approximately 21 weeks in two or more schools. On these placements you are assigned an experienced and fully qualified school-based mentor to support your development from active observer to independent teacher. Your teaching skills are developed through working with individual pupils, small groups and whole classes.

We have strong partnerships with a large number of secondary schools over a wide area and many of our trainees find employment in our placement schools. The range and level of skills that our 3 year route students bring to the classroom are greatly valued by many schools and students on this course have been some of the most successful in securing early permanent positions.

Fast track route to QTS statusWe also offer a two year BSc (Honours) Design and Technology with Education and Qualified Teacher Status for people with existing academic credit and relevant experience.

Key areas of study
There will be workshops in contemporary technologies such as Rapid Prototyping, CNC machinery and CAD modelling as well as the more established skills including engineering and manufacturing. You have full access to the university's art, design and engineering facilities including fashion/textiles and metalwork and jewellery and develop your teaching skills through a range of projects both on campus and within our partnership design and technology departments.

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