You learn all the skills you need to teach art and design effectively, from the basics of structuring and planning lessons through to developing personal skills and confidence.
The school-based programme is delivered through dedicated sessions with trainees and school mentors, and you learn from working alongside experienced school colleagues. You learn how to use ICT in art and design, a skill you can then apply positively in teaching.
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The workshops we run include:
- Drawing and Painting
- Brushes and Books
- ICT workshops (animation, video/film, photoshop, Publisher, etc)
- Using the Locality
- Student-led workshops making use of different specialisms
- Working with sixth form students from local schools.
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).
- Learning Across and Beyond the Curriculum
The aim of this module is for you to develop a secure understanding of the school curriculum and the ways in which as practitioners you can contribute to the wider aims of the curriculum, and its relevance and application to the world beyond school. You will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the contributions you can make to school life and the school community of practice.
- Investigating Learning
This module aims to develop a complex and creative understanding of key concepts, structures & processes and their interconnectedness within your subject as it relates to the school curriculum, through engaging with learners’ differing perspectives.
- Developing Learning
This module aims to help you to develop a critical understanding of the interactions between your practice and pupils’ learning. Through an enquiry approach you will critically evaluate and develop your practice in the classroom and other learning environments
- Exploring Learning
This module aims to develop your understanding of key concepts, structures and processes and their inter-connectedness within your subject as it relates to the school curriculum, through engaging with learners’ differing perspectives
- Enabling Learning
This module aims to help you develop an understanding of the impact of your practice on pupils’ learning. Through an enquiry approach you will critically reflect upon and develop your practice in the classroom and other learning environments.
- Professional Skills
This module aims to develop the professional skills, knowledge and practice necessary to meet the current standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status for 11-16
Download the programme specification
Please see the selection criteria section below.
You are welcome to apply if you have a degree in any Art and Design related subject, for instance, fine art, graphic design, fashion and textiles, product design, 3D design, new media, ceramics or history of art (with 50% practical content).
A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification is required, however strong preference will be given to applicants with 2:1 honours degrees. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 August 2016.
If you don’t have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis.
GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications. All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2016.
Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy by 31 July 2016.
A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) background clearance check prior to starting the course.
Satisfactory Occupational Health medical check prior to starting the course
Evidence of a satisfactory level of literacy on the application form and a satisfactory personal statement.
Evidence of motivation and appropriate professional values. A strong personal statement conveying an enthusiasm for the subject, for working with young people and for teaching and learning.
A satisfactory academic (University) or a satisfactory professional reference if it is more than 5 years since academic work.
Evidence of the potential to work at Masters level.
We strongly recommend that you obtain a minimum of 5 days secondary school experience in a mainstream UK secondary school observing a class in your chosen teaching specialism before applying.
At interview, all candidates undertake a range of tasks including a micro-teaching task; group discussions; individual interview; subject knowledge tests; and other written tasks as appropriate, including testing of literacy levels and the ability to think and write at Masters level.
There are currently no AP(E)L opportunities for entry to this programme. For more information, visit our how to apply page.