This course is for people with a passion to teach design and technology but need to develop their skills and knowledge before going into the classroom. If you have completed a degree in a subject that doesn't quite match the PGCE Design and Technology entry criteria, this DfE Teaching Agency approved course enables you to develop the broad range of skills and knowledge needed to teach this diverse and exciting subject.
If you’d like to teach design, technology or engineering, but need to brush up on your skills before you start your teacher-training, we can help. This one-year (36-week), accredited, full-time Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course helps prepare you to train to teach design and technology. Its stimulating combination of creative, practical and technical skills are so useful that some of our most outstanding PGCE graduates are the ones who did this course. You might be eligible to receive a bursary while on the course.
Work towards teacher-training at Sheffield Hallam
Successfully completing this SKE course qualifies you to do our one year PGCE Design and Technology or PGCE Engineering courses.
An outstanding national reputation
Sheffield Hallam is the UK’s largest provider of design and technology education, which makes it a great place to come for teacher-training: as a result, we enjoy a national reputation for excellence in design and technology. We are the Design and Technology Association’s regional provider of training to qualified teachers in schools — we deliver that training on electronics and systems control or CAD/CAM. One of our lecturers is also the curriculum advisor to the Design and Technology Association on electronics and systems control.
A remarkable place to learn
One of the exciting things about this course is that it’s not based in our education department but in our Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences. That means you are based right at the heart of our workshops and studios, surrounded by other students and staff from a range of creative backgrounds and disciplines.
Learn in a variety of ways and settings
This course involves studying full-time for one year at our City Campus, right in the heart of Sheffield. We help you to develop your subject knowledge and your confidence using a range of teaching and learning strategies enhanced by practical work and field study.