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International: £13,500 for the course
- Train for a rewarding career in secondary design and technology teaching.
- Undertake 120 days of school-based training in two different school settings.
- Participate in practical work in our well-equipped facilities to help you learn creative and innovative teaching methods.
- Attain a masters-level PGCE, or a PCE alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
This course will help you to grow academically and professionally and has, as its primary aim, the development and supply of competent teachers who are capable of securing employment in an education setting. You graduate as an experienced and employable design and technology teacher, ready to inspire young people.
How you learn
This course provides an advanced academic qualification alongside the real-world experience in school settings. Along with honing your subject skills, you'll learn crucial teaching techniques including behaviour management and student support. There are 120 days of school-based training that allow you to become used to the realities of teaching before graduation. You are assessed through supportive, collaborative means, helping you to grow and improve.
You learn through
- 120 days of school based training across at least two settings
- classes in our well-equipped facilities
- seminars and lectures
- school-based experiences
- independent study
- group work
- practical work
- written assessments and feedback
Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. When applying through School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the intention that you will be employed by them if you successfully complete the course.
For more information visit our School Direct page .
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer In Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University
This course ensures that you'll have the real-life experience you need to enter teaching. You'll spend 120 days across two or more sites, with school-based mentors and campus-based tutors monitoring your progress and providing support. Upon graduating, some of our students go into full-time employment at their placement school.
You will take responsibility for your own development against the statutory requirements for QTS and will record your progress in a Professional Development Portfolio (PDP). This collaborative process involves you, university-based tutors and school-based mentors. As you complete the course you will review your progress and plan for your entry to the teaching profession and for your ongoing development as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).
This course prepares you for a career in
- secondary teaching
- academic research via masters level study and a PhD
- local authority/voluntary sector
- non-government organisations (NGOs)
- enrichment work with young people
- more general graduate careers including retail management and the civil service
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in full-time positions at their placement schools, schools in the local region and all over the country.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- university-trained mentors
- well-equipped facilities which replicate the teaching areas found in schools
- fellow subject trainees
- a university based design and technology subject specialist
Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent*. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.
You must also
• hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of food or design and technology study
• successfully complete QTS skills test in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership
• complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms
We may also consider applicants with an unrelated degree who have a sound food background in employment and have a GCSE or A level in food technology.
You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in food or design and technology-related or other educational activities.
Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.
If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.
We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.
*GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are
• 12 Level 2 credits from an Access course
• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Developing And Reflecting On Professional Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Developing And Reflecting On Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy In Secondary Design And Technology (Food)||Credits: 30|
|Module: School Based Training 1||Credits: -|
|Module: School Based Training 2||Credits: -|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £9,250 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.
Scholarships and bursaries
If you are starting a PGCE in secondary education you may be entitled to financial support.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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