Art and design PGCE At Staffordshire University

Do you want to make a difference in Art and Design Education?

Do you have a passion for working with young people?

Do you believe every child should experience Arts and Culture?

What is a PGCE?

A route to give Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Can be a University core course with partner schools throughout the region.

Can be a School Direct course linked to the university

Both Core and School Direct give QTS, University course structure and school experience.

Course fee £9250

60 Masters Degree level credits

This course will allow you to work with experienced art and design professionals in secondary education to gain a nationally-recognised qualification.

Curriculum Workshops: Drawing,Painting,Textiles,3D and Ceramics specialist facilities. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Maths) focussed projects linking with other PGCE programmes raising the profile of the "Arts".

It is distinctive because it involves a mix of University input and school experience every week of the course, close attention to your individual needs and a genuine sense of partnership is nurtured with the schools we work with.

Based in partnership schools is the perfect combination of support as well as experienced staff with outstanding knowledge of pedagogy.

Subject Mentors in school and University based PGCE Development Tutors work together to provide trainees with frameworks that the trainee uses to build their skills and understanding in a way that reflects their own passions for their subject and its teaching

Assignments and school-centred activities are structured around the development of the associate teachers school experience "Teaching Folder" that demonstrates their progress against the nationally agreed competences (the Teachers’ Standards) which all teachers must meet throughout their career.

Entry Requirements

You must have a good degree (minimum 2:2 but 2:1 or 1st preferred) from a UK higher education institution or equivalent in Art and Design or an art-related subject.

You must also have a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in both English language and mathematics prior to enrolment.

Interview Requirements

At interview you will also need to present a portfolio of personal work which should include a selection of work completed before, during and after your degree.

The selection interview will assess your subject knowledge and personal qualities such as the potential to relate well to secondary age students, enthusiasm, sensitivity, communication skills and robustness and resilience for teaching.

We strongly suggest you have at least 10 days secondary school experience where you have been observing lessons and the art department.

"I have been very excited to join the Staffs University PGCE course and have found the experience in schools and the support from University and School staff exceptionally helpful. All the work I have done has given me an invaluable insight into the challenges, excitement, frustration, rewards, pressure and progress that is the reality of teaching today. Speaking from my own experience as a trainee Art Teacher, I would recommend this course." Richard Bostock, Associate Teacher 2017
3D sculpture and mixed media

Why Choose Us?

• We will help you to become a committed, confident, autonomous, creative and reflective teacher.

• Our graduates are highly employable and many take up jobs in the local schools with which we work.

• Successful completion of this course will open the door to a great career where you have the chance to encourage young people to follow their dreams, explore, challenge and understand the world in which they live, and develop their appreciation of the dramatic form.

• You will gain real-life experience working with young people from a diverse range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds in a variety of settings.

"It challenges your perception of subject knowledge. Great inspiration for teaching ideas, resources and a chance to learn from the best." Art Associate Teacher 2017 cohort
PGCE Secondary Art and Design at Staffordshire University


Contact Katie Leonard to discuss you application in more detail


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