PGCE Secondary - Design & Technology PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

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Ffeithiau’r cwrs

  • Enw: PGCE Secondary - Design & Technology
  • Cymhwyster: PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)
  • Hyd: 1 year full-time

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On successful completion of the PGCE, Design and Technology Associate Teachers (ATs) will have developed a thorough teaching and learning subject philosophy as well as an understanding of its wider role and potential to contribute towards the four purposes of the new curriculum.

Successful ATs will understand that Design and Technology is a rigorous and practical subject. At its core, human centred principles and systematic iterative design will enable learners to create products and/or services which solve real problems that are relevant and will guide learners to consider the needs and values of others, as well as their own.

ATs will understand that Design and Technology will be the application of subject knowledge through drawing on principles and discoveries from other subjects such as mathematics, engineering, science and art.  ATs will adopt an experiential model of learning, enabling learners to learn about Design and Technology and apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world context through contextualised challenges.

Successful ATs will be competent in managing the D&T curriculum, be creative practitioners in their own right, as well as having the skills to develop the creativity of others.

The Secondary PGCE programme is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children and adolescents learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher. You will learn about adolescent’s development through the Secondary sector and be supported to become an excellent teacher. This PGCE with QTS* is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable* further afield for entry into the teaching profession. This course is also offered through the medium of Welsh.

Committed schools with well-trained mentors will support Associate Teachers’ progress towards Qualified Teacher Status in accordance with Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership in Wales.

Experienced tutors and researchers in university and school based staff will provide excellent support and stimulating sessions, and the qualification gained will equip students to teach within and beyond Wales.

Students on this English medium course will be placed in English Medium Schools only and you do not need to speak Welsh, or live in Wales, to apply for the course. However as part of our commitment to bilingualism we will support you in your understanding of Welsh culture and your Welsh language learning, whether you are a complete beginner or a fluent user of the language.

*Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

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Cynnwys y Cwrs

ATs will be able to develop the skills of their learners to:

  • apply convergent and divergent thinking in the processes of investigation, speculative enquiry, visualisation andproblem solving, thus generating well-informed creative critical viewpoints;
  • be critical thinkers who use evidence to evaluate, synthesise and form views of the impact their choices as designers, manufacturers and consumers have on both the local and the wider environment;
  • empathise, evaluate and express ideas and emotions through different media and outcomes.

ATs will be confident in their own manufacturing skills which enable learners to understand the importance of models and modelling when producing prototypes for testing and evaluating. AT will be able to adopt and implement effectively the latest technological and materials advances within their subject which includes specialised ICT hardware and software related to product design, control technology and manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

Gofynion Mynediad

  • At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language), Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved. 
  • GCSE grade B equivalency tests in English and mathematics are available to applicants for admission to the teacher education courses for the next academic session at Bangor University. Applicants wishing to undertake the equivalency test must already have a grade C at GCSE standard.
  • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language.
  • IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5).

Sut i Ymgeisio

To teach, you need Initial Teacher Education (ITE) based at a university, school or college in the UK. Candidates should note that the application process for the PGCE programmes differs from Bangor University’s standard postgraduate application procedure.

Applications for PGCE programmes are made online through UCAS Teacher Training (UCAS TT).

Gyrfaeoedd a Chyflogadwyedd

PGCE Secondary with QTS is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable* further afield for entry into the teaching profession. It fully prepares you for the demands of teaching in Wales and beyond.

*Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

The CaBan programmes prepare you for a wide range of roles within education and develops essential leadership skills. There is a growing body of evidence that school leadership has an impact on student outcomes second only to the influence of teachers in the classroom. Within the CaBan partnership we have international expertise and experience of the latest leadership theory and research. This expertise impacts on both the content of this programme and the significant developments across the region and at national level with respect to developing strong and effective leadership teams in our schools.

The programme also offers short placements in Secondary and Special Schools, short/full placements in Outdoor Centres and other education related settings to ensure you have enhanced experience specific to your individual interests.

Ymchwil / Dolenni Diwydiannol

The programme is co-constructed, delivered and assessed with a network of excellent partnership schools across the region.

Ariannu

Teacher Training Incentives

Graduates with certain degrees may be eligible for incentives of up to £20,000 if they want to train to be a teacher in Wales.

Priority subjects are:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Welsh
  • Computer science
  • Modern foreign languages

Full details here.

Also see:

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance England

Bursaries in Wales

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(leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

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