UCAS Teacher Training - Design and Technology

PGCE Secondary Design and Technology specialism

The Integrated PGCE course at Roehampton is based on a successful partnership with local schools, where experienced mentors join university tutors in teaching the programme. The course is an active and demanding combination of teaching and learning methods, providing both challenge and support, including simulations of classroom activities, group sessions and sharing of developments in pedagogy. These provide both challenge and support. You are encouraged to share your own expertise and experience. We take advantage of developments in e learning to support discussion, to encourage collaborative and creative teaching, and to promote reflective and effective practice. Written assignments give you the opportunity to explore the most recent developments in research into teaching and learning and research an aspect of your practice in school

The course is structured with a core of design and technology taught to all students, including the nature of design and technology in education, ICT and graphics. You will be given the opportunity to specialise in one of the four main areas – materials technology, electronic and communications technology (ECT), food technology or textiles technology – and to develop a second strength in at least one of these areas. We focus on extending and developing your knowledge, understanding and skills of design and making, with an emphasis on active practical learning and problem solving.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree that is 50% design based (such as product design, 3D design, engineering, food product development, nutrition, textiles or fashion design). Candidates will be expected to provide and talk through a portfolio of their work at university and in their employment. They will be required to discuss design and technology teaching in their specialist areas that they have seen or experienced recently in schools.

Further information

If you have specific questions about the course or your suitability for it, please contact the current subject leader, Ruth Seabrook (tel: 020 8392 5780, email: ruth.seabrook@roehampton.ac.uk). For general information please contact the Enquiries Office on tel: 020 8392 3232.