BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology with QTS

BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology with QTS gives you the ability to encourage creativity and innovation in secondary school pupils. You will spend a significant part of the course in two secondary schools, gaining practical experience of teaching Design and Technology.

This teacher training course is one of the few design and technology courses that provides teaching modules in all areas of design and technology, ie, product design, food, systems, textiles, materials and graphics. Employability rates for successful student teachers are very high.

You will also have the opportunity to take the Workshop Health and Safety Certificate and Health and Hygiene Level 2. You could gain accreditation in school based ICT packages including ProDesktop, Artcam and SolidWorks.

We get you into teaching jobs

100% of our secondary teaching students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Destination Survey, 2014).

Work placements

Work placements are at the heart of our teacher training courses. We ensure that our students go on three teaching practices as part of the course.

What you will study

Year one

  • Workshop Skills: woods, metals and plastics
  • Design: how design is taught in schools
  • Subject Knowledge: textiles, food and systems
  • Initial Professional Development: five days in a primary school and five days in a secondary school

Year two

  • Advanced Workshop Skills: food, textiles and materials
  • Computer Based Design: 2D and 3D
  • Computer Aided Learning: focus on systems
  • Initial Professional Development: a block school placement of approximately seven weeks

Year three

  • Final project in your area of expertise
  • Dissertation
  • Initial Professional Development: block school placement of approximately...
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Design and technology workshops and facilities are available to be used by both the Secondary Teaching degree with QTS and PGCE students.

Students have access to workshops, where it’s possible to design and create artefacts from concept to final outcome in either metal, wood or plastics. Students can design using computer aided design (CAD), produce a basic model using a laser cutter, produce a 3D prototype using a 3D printer and create a finished item on a 3D router for example.

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Work and Study Placements

A unique feature of our undergraduate design and technology teaching degree, is the experience you get across the different subject areas. These are resistant materials, textiles, food technology, systems and control and product design. Extensive project work provides the framework for a majority of the modules of study.

Collaboration with external organisations is also a strong feature. By becoming actively involved you will broaden your knowledge and experience, which will enable you, as a student...

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This course is taught at: Newport City Campus


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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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