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Course summary

Course overview Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher. We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning. Why study this course with us? During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s understanding of art and design through your subject specialism. We encourage Art and Design trainees to be: enthusiastic and confident in the classroom pedagogically skilful and adaptable specialists in the teaching of Art and Design: demonstrating practical skills and a knowledge of subject history able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum competent in a number of areas that cross secondary school curriculum boundaries able to work as part of a team The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements. The government is planning changes to the transition period for teachers entering the profession from one year to two years. This will be introduced nationally from September 2021, but will operate in some areas of the country (e.g. the North East, Greater Manchester and South and West Yorkshire) from September 2020. Following the achievement of QTS, therefore, all of you entering into a job as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) from September 2021, or in the aforementioned regions from 2020, will be entitled to a 2-year package of on-going training and support as an ECT. These entitlements are enshrined in the recently published Early Career Framework and the government has promised additional funding and mentoring support for new entrants to the profession who are entitled to this 2-year ECT programme. As a university committed to the on-going training and professional development of new teachers, we are aligning our new Level 7 Masters programmes to the Early Career Framework and would be keen to continue to support schools and ECTs in the next phases of their careers.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally: hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 honours degree have GCSE grade C/grade 4 in English Language and Maths.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Home Students Our full-time PGCE tuition fees for UK students entering University in 2022/23 are £9,250 a year.
PGCE Secondary Art and Design (W1X1) at University of Chester - UCAS