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Design & Technology 11-19

This GUTP course prepares trainees to teach Design & Technology across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Design & Technology typically includes food, product design, textiles, systems and control and more. The course is carefully tailored to meet the Teachers’ Standards and will include training on: 

  • The Design & Technology curriculum
  • Lesson planning and teaching strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Ensuring pupil progress
  • Applying assessment criteria in Design & Technology
  • Dealing with misconceptions
  • ICT as a learning and a teaching resource

Training for each subject is undertaken through a number of twilight sessions and subject training days held in the carious schools throughout the academic year during the working week.

Support during the course:

The Design & Technology PGCE is co-ordinated and managed by an experienced teacher from one of our partner schools ensuring that your training is up-to-date and relevant to schools. This ensures the best start in your teaching career. You will also have a dedicated School Based Tutor on both your school placements and a dedicated Link Director. These key staff are there to support and guide you through the course and into your ECT (early career teaching) years.

Entry requirements:

Potential trainees will need a relevant degree and grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English (this would equate to a grade 4 or above for the new GCSE). Relevant experience working in the field of computing may also be considered.

Pre-course reading:

Exam boards used by the schools in which you may train include AQA, Edexcel and OCR. . Click on the links below to access these sites.


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Contact Information

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Sponne School

Brackley Road



NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext 7253