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PGCE Art and Design (11-18)

Applications for September 2016 can be made via UCAS Teacher Training from 27th October 2015.

As Mark Rothko said “Art is an adventure into the unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.” The 11-18 in Art and Design reflects this philosophy through a rigorous and imaginative,innovative and intensive nine month course preparing graduates for the challenges and rewards of teaching Art and Design within the Secondary sector in the artist/teacher model. You will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling you to teach in schools. In addition to our graduates finding employment teaching in schools in England and Wales a number of have gone on to teach in schools in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Oman, China, Tanzania, New Zealand and Australia.

The course is organised in partnership with schools around Kent and Medway (and towards London) and your teaching practices with be across two contrasting placements.

All PGCE courses cover three main areas: Curriculum Studies, Professional Studies and Enhanced Studies. However all learning on the course is designed to complement professional practice and the academic study will be informed by and inform practice. PGCE students will be placed in two schools for a mixture of blocked time and serial (e.g. one day a week) time adding up to meet the current Government requirement for a minimum 120 days in school.


The 2015/16 and 2016/17 tuition fees for this course are:

Fee per yearUK/EUOverseas






Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated, and may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year.

Students may self-fund their course or a Sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available. See further information about funding and scholarships or contact the International Office .

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Students will be assessed in two main ways- via academic assignments and assessment of their teaching.

Students will submit academic assignments for 20 credits in each curriculum, professional and enhanced studies modules. Each submission will include a written element, but students may also be assessed via presentations or practical performances as relevant to their chosen subject options.

You can exit the PGCE courses with one of two awards. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is awarded to those students who gain less than 40 Level 7credits, but who pass all modules, gaining 100 or 120 Level 6 credits. If students achieve 40 or 60 Level 7 credits and pass all the modules, they will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). All students completing a PGCE will also be recommended for QTS.

Before you start the course you will need to have undertaken DBS and Health clearance through the University.

Offers of a place on the programme are conditional, subject to successful completion of the Occupational Health clearance, Discolsure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and completion of the Government Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.

Applications can be made through  UCAS Teacher Training  from 27 th October 2015 for the September 2016 intake.

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UCAS code

  • W1X1


  • 1 year

Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree in an appropriate Art and Design strand (2:2 or above) , English, and maths at GCSE (Grade C or above) or equivalent for Secondary (11-18), and to have passed the government's skills test in literacy and numeracy.
  • A commitment to becoming the best teacher you can be, with a minimum of 10 days recent experience in a UK secondary school. If you cannot spend the full 10 days in a secondary school prior to application we can still consider your application as long as you have spent 5 days in a secondary classroom. If you are successful in being offered a place on the course the additional 5 days would be a condition of your offer and would need to be undertaken prior to starting on the course.




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