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Explore the role of Design and Technology in the classroom, and the potential futures you could inspire through this engaging and practical course.

Course overview

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Core (University-led) Route

This one-year, full-time course, leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Secondary) from the University of Chester. Successful completion also results in the completion of three M level modules which may be used towards a Master's Degree. All candidates wishing to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you can start the course. 

While we may be one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, we’re also a modern and innovative institution, with a well-deserved reputation for the quality of our education. The Faculty of Education and Children’s Services has been awarded 'Outstanding' status by Ofsted, credited with delivering "high levels of academic and pastoral care" - Ofsted Report 2016.

Why Study Secondary Design and Technology (including School Direct) with QTS with us?

During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s understanding of design and technology through your subject specialism.

We encourage reflective practitioners to be:

  • enthusiastic and confident in the classroom 
  • pedagogically skilful and adaptable 
  • specialists in the teaching of Design Technology
  • aware of how young people may learn skills in Design Technology, and applying their skills in a broad range of projects
  • able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum 
  • competent in a number of areas that cross secondary school curriculum boundaries 
  • able to work as part of a team

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

What will I learn?

In essence, the course will start you on your professional journey as a teacher. We aim to provide high-quality education and training, and modules will provide you with:

  • critical understanding of pedagogy, assessment and curriculum
  • critical knowledge, understanding and skills in specialist age phases and subjects
  • critical knowledge and understanding of wider professional issues, e.g. behaviour management and inclusive practice
  • enrichment opportunities at least 120 days of school-based learning.

How will I be taught?

Professional and academic learning takes place within University and partnership settings in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials.

School-based learning will move you from observation through group work to whole class teaching.

You will be expected to undertake 10 independent preparation and consolidation study hours (minimum) per week for the University course, in addition to full teaching days when on placement.

How will I be assessed?

Professional and academic learning is assessed through assignments and directed activities.

School-based learning is assessed holistically against the Teachers’ Standards.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this course we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to know more about the University please request a prospectus.


Visit the PGCE Secondary Drama with QTS (including School Direct) page on the University of Chester website for more details!

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