PGCE Secondary Education with QTS: Art and Design (11-16 years)

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)

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Course code W1XC

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UCAS

Course code W1XC

Key course details

Location Lancaster, School Direct
Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Bring your passion for Art & Design to the classroom and inspire the next generation. Art and Design remains an essential entitlement for every pupil and a vital way of fostering their visual, intellectual and social awareness and their observational, imaginative and creative making skills.

You will be supported by our committed, experienced and supportive tutors to plan, resource and deliver exciting and innovative lessons to pupils of all secondary ages and abilities. The course offers clear opportunities to develop your subject knowledge and learn from other students from a variety of art and design backgrounds. It includes extensive training in schools, so you are really well prepared for a career in art and design teaching.

You will learn how to teach your subject effectively, enthusiastically and successfully - from the basics of structuring and planning lessons through to developing pupils’ personal skills and confidence.

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Why Choose University of Cumbria

One of our main course strengths is our continued support and the fact that we believe in you. Previous students have commented:

‘Tutors are fully supportive, helped boost my confidence and realistically prepared me for a career in teaching. Excellent role models, enthusiastic, organised and dedicated.’

We ensure that our course gives you plenty of hands-on experience – whether delivering lessons, using technology in the classroom (ICT), - to preparing you to confidently step into and lead a classroom.

You won’t be dropped in at the deep end. You will start by observing and team teaching, leading onto working with small groups of pupils, gradually building up to the teaching of whole classes to reach the required standard of professional practice.

  • PGCE Scholarship loyalty bursary.
  • Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)
  • Our excellent partnerships with schools in and beyond Lancashire and Cumbria enhance your placement and job prospects
  • A high number of our students get offered jobs from teaching placements
  • Experience two contrasting school placements where you can put the theory you learn in lectures and seminars into real-world practice, giving you the essential hands-on experience you need for future employment.
  • Our academic tutors have backgrounds as highly experienced secondary teachers and know what it is like to be a professional teacher. Their first-hand experience will support your learning
  • Tutors are active researchers in education, so your learning will be up-to-date and fresh with the latest thinking, technologies and practices
  • A personal tutor will support you throughout your studies and your subject mentor will support your professional development at your placement
  • Easy access to our Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment providing easy online access to course material, as well as our library, well stocked with education books and journals you need for research
  • Access to free practical workshops to refine and develop your own art and design skills with our experienced and supportive staff. These will include expressive drawing, printmaking, 3D work, ceramics, textiles, bookmaking, animation and filmmaking –to enhance your classroom competencies even further.
  • Access to new and modern social and study spaces, technology and facilities on campus

Our Lancaster campus is also home to our The Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre, where our tutors are involved in leading and publishing high-quality educational research to inform educational practice and policy.

During the past 100 years, with our founding institutions St Martin’s College in Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside, we’ve gained a great track record for inspiring and training.

Our course will give you the right start to your future as a successful art & design teacher and a valuable contributor to any art & design department.

So, kick-start your career as an art & design teacher to share your passion with young people, nurture their minds and make a difference in the classroom.

Postgraduate Loyalty Award

Progress to postgraduate for free

We’ve waived the fees for many postgraduate courses* for students like you planning to start an undergraduate degree with us to help you extend your education.

PGCE Scholarship

Scholarship fund worth up to £2,000

We're offering a PGCE scholarship worth up to £2,000 to alumni of University of Cumbria, University of Central Lancashire, University of Lancaster or Salford University.

Graduate destinations

This course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built in, allowing you to apply and go straight into a successful career as a teacher of art & design. Graduates have secured teaching jobs in secondary schools, independent schools, 6th form colleges and primary schools.

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