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DT with Engineering enhancement

DT and Engineering

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Why Train to Teach Design and Technology with Northern Star ITT?

  • Bursary of up to £20,000
  • Opportunity to access an Engineering enhancement in a specialist school with a national reputation for excellence in this field
  • Industry trained engineers on the teaching staff
  • Established and ongoing relationships with leaders of industry

Northern Star ITT is led by Skipton Girls’ High School, the first all girls’ school to be designated an Engineering Specialist School in 2003. Since then our staff and students have gained a national reputation for excellence and working at the forefront of teaching and learning in engineering, speaking at national and international conferences. Facilities in the Faculty are excellent, from traditional machines through to 3D printers.

Teachers with specialist knowledge are in high demand within schools and industry knowledge is highly prized by students, colleagues and communities. Trainee mentors have come to teaching from industry and so have a background of technical expertise as well as knowledge of teaching and learning practice.

We have a wealth of industrial partners who give their time and sponsorship in projects with real life context inspiring our students to take up Technology and Engineering as career options e.g. Rolls-Royce, J M Bentley, Laing O’Rourke and BAE Systems as well as local small businesses.

Train with Northern Star ITT to teach Design and Technology in an innovative, and dynamic learning environment.


Entry requirements

  • An honours degree at classification 2.2 or above (or other evidence of appropriate subject knowledge)
  • Advanced level qualifications (or equivalent) in Design Technology/ Engineering
  • GCSE at Grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Enhanced DBS, Barred List and Child Care Disqualification checks
  • Medical check
Desirable skills and qualities
  • Passion for working with children and young people
  • Commitment to teaching as a future career
  • Resilience to meet the challenges of the training year and beyond 
  • Recent classroom experience in the UK (10 days recommended)
  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Some understanding of the key issues relating to teaching and learning in their subject area/age group

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