Art & Design
UCAS code: 2RR3 / 2QNG
On the NTTP Art & Design course, students will train towards a professional teaching qualification, achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The course requires a study of academic literature and completion of professional assignments, alongside two school based placements. The course is designed to show that trainee teachers demonstrate that they have met the standards for Qualified Teacher Status.
The course is ideal for those who have artistic flair and a passion to share this talent and enthusiasm with young people. Learning in a classroom requires professionalism, organisation, planning, preparation and excellent subject knowledge across the range of disciplines in Art and Design. Trainees will experience lessons across a range of ages and attainment, reflecting the diverse needs of students in our schools. You will work alongside an experienced team of Art teachers, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all students. Through the process of observation and team teaching opportunities, the ability to communicate and demonstrate concepts and skills will be developed.
To be successful, trainees need to learn how to deliver in a style that suits their own personality but watch and learn from other teachers to adapt this to suit all students. You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of lessons and teaching styles that cover the practical delivery and assessment of Art at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, where appropriate. These will be looked at during Subject Studies sessions and integrated into your teaching.
When you study Art & Design on the NTTP programme you receive a practice-led, hands on experience. Trainees are supported by a Subject Based Tutor (SBT) within school, the Professional Tutor of the school, the Lead Subject Mentor from the NTTP SCITT, the Programme Facilitators along with the Administration staff team. Subject Studies and General Professional Study sessions enhance your knowledge of teaching and learning and help to develop your pedagogy. Constant self-reflection allows trainees to assess their strengths and development potential, which should allow progression and confidence.
You will spend the majority of your course in the classroom; working with dedicated professionals and fantastic students. This is the best place to learn the art of teaching and you will be amazed at the speed at which your teaching develops. Your programme is designed to suit you, with your strengths nurtured and your areas for development targeted, improved upon and monitored.
During your placements you will teach pupils in the 11 to 16 age range, however, in many of our partnership schools there will be the opportunity to experience Post 16 Education too. You will also experience PSHE and Citizenship delivery when acting as a form tutor.
Subject Studies are usually delivered as twilight sessions and mostly take place in the first half of the year so that you have the tools to succeed in your school placements. They are designed to illustrate ways to help you apply your knowledge and understanding in designing and teaching lessons. Sessions are delivered by your Lead Subject Mentor (LSM) and other experienced teachers from within partnership schools. Sessions are held across a selection of our schools.
A selection of subject studies sessions are as follows in addition to in depth specialist training for Art & Design.
- Core Health and Safety Training
- Managing a practical art room
- Drawings skill – developing from KS3-5
- Watercolour workshop
- Ceramics – modelling skills in a range of compliant materials
- Photoshop workshop
During the selection process, you will complete a Subject Knowledge Audit. You will review this with your LSM at the start of the training year and it will become the starting point for your Individual Learning Plan 1 (ILP1) which will establish target areas for the development of your subject knowledge and application. Subject Studies sessions will help you to meet these targets, but will also be responsible for identifying and filling any gaps in your subject knowledge.
Information about the Art and Design National Curriculum can be found on the following website:
Exam boards used by the schools within the partnership may include AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. Click on the links below for more information: