Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of food technology with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.
This secondary teacher training course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS). It equips you to teach food technology.
On the course you
enhance your subject knowledge, understanding and skills
learn how to teach food technology
learn about the wider role of teachers in school
gain knowledge about schools and the education system
apply your skills and knowledge on school placements
We help you develop the skills you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities. By studying with us you build your enthusiasm, confidence, knowledge and ability to teach food technology.
You complete a lot of practical work in our well-equipped facilities to help you learn creative and innovative teaching methods, which you can then transfer to the classroom.
You also gain self-evaluation skills by completing a career preparation profile. This provides evidence that you meet the QTS standards for self-evaluation and personal development.
School placements are central to the course. You complete teaching placements in two 11–16 or 11–18 schools. This allows you to experience the progression from Key Stage 3 to 5. A University-trained mentor supports you when on placement. Your course tutor also visits you to discuss your progress.
We have strong partnerships with secondary schools and colleges in the area and many of our students are offered teaching jobs in their placement schools.
Your placements are complemented by University and Academy based study that includes teaching sessions, seminars, group study, tutorials and assessment.
During the course you can choose to complete either the PGCE or the professional graduate certificate in education (ProfGCE). Both qualifications achieve QTS but the PGCE also gives you 60 masters level credits, which you can use towards a masters degree.
Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. During School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the expectation that you will be employed by them once qualified.