Secondary Art and Design PGCE


University of Brighton    School of Education

Full time September PGCE Full-time 1 year
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Are you passionate about art and design? Consider becoming a secondary art and design teacher with the University of Brighton's Secondary Art and Design PGCE programme. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to inspire the next generation. By completing this programme, you will earn Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teaching students aged 11-16, and it is also recognised in Wales. The course offers practical and theoretical modules to enhance your subject knowledge and teaching abilities. You will have access to excellent facilities, including art classrooms, a dark room, and woodwork rooms. Join us and embark on a rewarding career in education. Entry requirements include an honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, as well as GCSEs in English language and maths.

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Become a secondary art and design teacher and inspire the next generation – there's no better place to train than the University of Brighton.

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Entry Requirements

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4): At least English language and maths. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

While experience in a school is not a condition of entry for initial teacher education courses we recommend that you take up opportunities to gain a realistic understanding of whether teaching is right for you. The Get Into Teaching School Experience Programme offers opportunities across the country to book a day’s worth of experience.



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Olivia Broadbent Smith

"I chose the University of Brighton as I knew they have an excellent (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and a high standard of subject knowledge to help develop my own practice.

"A highlight of this course for me was the level of support from everyone, in particular from my cohort who were really encouraging. Working so closely with peers allowed us to support one another and provided a really strong network to share experiences and ideas.

"The workshops we participated in, the visits to galleries and museums and school visits were invaluable to me. All these elements of the course were helpful in developing my creative practice, they also gave me confidence in suggesting new techniques and approaches whilst in school-based training. The resources developed during these sessions have since become a great source of reference for my NQT year."

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