Design and Technology with Education and Qualified Teacher Status (Two 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 two 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 two 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 two 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 two 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 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.

This course

This course is for people with some existing academic credit who want to teach design and technology in secondary schools.

If you have industrial experience, or you have completed HND type training or the first year of a relevant degree, this course provides an efficient route into teaching. It is a shortened degree, allowing you to build on your existing skills and knowledge to become a qualified design and technology teacher.

Your studies involve• subject-based study at degree level in the areas of design, technology and manufacturing. If you have confidence in some fields but not others, you develop the skills you need to teach in all areas.
• progressive school-based experience in at least two schools where you develop the teaching skills to meet the standards for QTS.

Your studies at the University centre around specialist workshops where you learn the technical and design skills needed to lead school classes.

Facilities you use include
• state of the art workshops with a full range of machine tools
• computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture workshop
• computer suites
• design teaching studios
• technology rooms for electronics and systems and control

We emphasise the design and technology skills and knowledge you need to teach different specialisms in the design and technology curriculum. You also develop information and communication technology (ICT) skills and strategies to incorporate technology enhanced learning (TEL) into you 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 in both years of the course to enable you to relate your developing design, manufacturing and technological skills to the craft of teaching. 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 secondary schools over a wide area and many of our trainees find employment in our placement schools.

You have full access to all the art, design and engineering facilities including fashion and textiles and metalwork and jewellery as well as specialist electronics and systems and control facilities. This means you benefit from a broad range of facilities, expertise and equipment as well as a vibrant and creative environment.

Key areas of study
Key areas include • contemporary technologies such as rapid prototyping, CNC machinery and CAD modelling • engineering and manufacturing • school based teaching skills in our partnership design and technology departments.

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