Secondary: Design and Technology

University of Reading    Institute of Education

Full time September PGCE 10 months full-time Award winner
Creative Arts & Design (9) Education (11)

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Immerse yourself in the world of design and technology with the PGCE Secondary in Design and Technology at the University of Reading. This programme equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to teach design and technology at the secondary level, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England and Wales. Delve into various pedagogical approaches and explore specialisms like textiles, electronics, and graphics. Benefit from expert tutors renowned in the field, practical workshops in purpose-built studios, and engaging teaching techniques to enhance your learning experience. Gain hands-on experience through placements in diverse educational settings, including schools, special needs schools, and museums. The programme also focuses on climate and sustainability education, preparing you to incorporate these crucial topics into your teaching. With a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject and GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade 4 or above, you can embark on this rewarding journey to become a fully qualified design and technology teacher.

About the course

Address all aspects of design and technology, gain experience with placement opportunities, and develop the skills and knowledge to teach design and technology at secondary level on our PGCE Secondary Design and Technology.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary (Design and Technology) course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.

You will examine a range of pedagogical approaches to design and technology teaching and explore all aspects of secondary design and technology, including specialist expertise in areas such as textiles, resistant materials, electronics, food technology and graphics.

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Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have at least a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a subject that is related to the subject you intend to teach.

You will need to have achieved Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language or equivalent qualifications.

As part of the application process for this programme, you will be required to attend an interview.


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £9,250

New international students: £22,350

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