PGCE Secondary: Design and Technology specialism

You will be trained to teach pupils aged 11-16 with enhancements to teach pupils studying for A levels.

The Design and Technology programme is structured with a core of Design and Technology taught to all student teachers, including the nature of Design and Technology in Education, ICT and Graphics, with the opportunity for you to specialise in Product Design, Food and Nutrition, Textiles Technology or Electronic and Communications technology (ECT) and to develop a second strength in at least one other area. 

We focus on extending and developing your knowledge, understanding and skills of designing and making, with an emphasis on active practical learning and problem solving. A range of specialist facilities and resources are used by the tutors from Roehampton and local schools are carefully selected to ensure you have the support and advice of experienced Design and Technology teachers. 

Applicants should have a degree which includes a substantial element of Design and Technology (such as product design, 3D design, engineering, architecture, 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 in school or watched on video, or experienced recently in schools.

If you have specific questions about the programme or your suitability for it, please contact the email the tutor, Catherine Stoner.