Design and Technology Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Course

This course is for graduates who are interested in teaching Design and Technology (D&T) but who need to develop their subject knowledge in other areas of D&T in order to teach to secondary pupils. For example, candidates may have a Graphic Design degree but may wish to teach Resistant Materials or Electronics.
A broad base of Fundamental D&T concepts will be covered with particular emphasis on the Design and Make process that is inherent in the D&T Curriculum. All areas of D&T will be covered to develop the depth of understanding necessary to teach effectively across the curriculum at KS3 and KS4.
Teaching on the course will include a variety of approaches including individual and group work with a mix of practical, ICT-based activities and some distance learning to promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for Design and Technology Teaching.

Course information

You are eligible for a Design and Technology subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) Course if:

  • You are a graduate with a good class of degree in one of the related areas of Design and Technology including: Food, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Systems and Control, Engineering, Architecture or 3D Design; and
  • You have applied and been accepted for a Design and Technology Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), School Direct (salaried or training) or school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) course with an accredited provider of initial teacher training by the time the SKE Course starts in June 2019.

The D&T SKE is an eight week course which runs from 29 June 2020 to 16 August 2020. The course will support you to audit and develop your subject knowledge, practical skills and understanding to teach all areas of DT from KS3-KS5. Subjects included are: Product Design, Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Textile Technology and Food Technology. The course is of particular use to those whose degree background does not directly relate to what is taught in school and provides excellent preparation for your PGCE. The full six weeks will be at the University of Roehampton, with two self-study weeks which will be flexible.

For further details, please contact:
Ruth Seabrook, Subject Leader for Design and Technology