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International: £13,500 for the course
- Train for a rewarding career in secondary textiles 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).
Grow academically and professionally on a course which has, as its primary aim, the development and supply of competent teachers who are capable of securing employment in an education setting. You will graduate as an experienced and employable textiles 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
Course leaders and tutors
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, plan for your entry to the teaching profession and for your ongoing development as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).
Experienced practitioners from the workplace support the course design and development.
This course prepares you for a career in
- teaching Key stage 3, 4 and 5 in a secondary teaching post
- academic career as researcher via Masters level study and PhD
- Local Authority/Voluntary Sector worker or researcher
- Non-Government Organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
- enrichment work with young people
- more general graduate careers including retail management and the civil service
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
- well-equipped facilities which replicate the teaching areas found in schools
- fellow subject trainees
- university-trained mentors
- a university based 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 have a degree in textiles, fashion design or a related design and technology subject.
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.
Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful.
You must also successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. As you will be working with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.
We welcome applications from people seeking a career change. We also actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education to ensure the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of today-s 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 This will be at the discretion of the course leader within University guidelines.
* 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 (Textiles)||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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