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Art and Design (PGCE)

Award
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Gain the knowledge and skills to be a fully qualified teacher of art and design on this PGCE Secondary course at the University of Southampton. You’ll divide your time between school placements and the University as you develop the theory and techniques to teach the subject to all secondary school pupils. With this qualification you’ll be able to work in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales. 

This Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course will prepare you to teach young people aged 11 to 16 within the UK’s National Curriculum for Art and Design framework (Key Stages 3 and 4). 

You’ll also get the chance to learn about teaching the subject to students aged 16 to 19. 

As you build on your existing knowledge of art and design, you’ll learn teaching theory and the  techniques for helping young people to: 

  • express their ideas in creative works 
  • develop their ability in drawing, painting, sculpture and other techniques 
  • evaluate creative works using the language of art, craft and design 
  • learn about great artists, craft-makers and designers 
  • understand the historical and cultural development of art forms 

Through university sessions and placement practice you’ll also learn essential skills such as: 

  • managing the classroom 
  • monitoring and assessing pupils 
  • teaching inclusively 

You'll put theory into practice through placements at 2 schools in or near Southampton. You'll spend at least 120 days on placement, observing lessons and working with small groups of young people. When you are ready, you’ll then be introduced to whole-class teaching. You’ll have the support of a school-based mentor throughout this time. 

The rest of your time will be spent at the University, where you’ll prepare you for your placements, evaluate your school-based work, and develop subject-specific skills and good practice. You'll spend some of your time at Winchester School of Art, our art and design institution. 

Accreditations

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Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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