“My course leader has been extremely helpful and gone the extra mile to make sure that my professional development progressed the way it should. He’s been a brilliant asset.
“After several years working in architecture, I decided to do a voluntary placement in a high school to see if my skills could be transferred to the classroom. Within the first week I knew it was the profession for me and, once the head of department recommended Edge Hill, I looked into the course and decided it was an exciting and viable option.
The number of partnership schools in my local area was another factor in why I chose Edge Hill and after looking around the outstanding facilities in the Design and Technology department I was surprised to see the variety of resources and modern technologies available for trainees to use.
The PGCE has many excellent areas, but I particularly liked the two-week enhancement course that’s offered. It gave me a secure knowledge-base in woodwork, metalwork and plastics, and explained the processes and machinery used to teach design and technology at all key stages.
I would also say that the relevant and up-to-date lectures that Edge Hill run were fundamental to my professional development, covering areas such as legislation and duty of care to pupils as well as techniques for behaviour and classroom management.
Everybody wants to pull together and help each other and I’ve always felt able to approach anybody within the faculty for advice. My course leader has been extremely helpful and gone the extra mile to make sure that my professional development progressed the way it should. He’s been a brilliant asset.”
To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.