Art and Design

Find out more about the Leeds SCITT Art and Design course.

Being in a school environment from day one provides you with the unique opportunity to build upon your prior skills and experience and enhance your subject knowledge and professionalism in a real life classroom context. Cockburn School has also been awarded Artsmark Platinum.

The course lasts for ten months and is divided into three stages, each with the emphasis on being School Centred.

Trainees develop their knowledge and understanding of the Art and Design curriculum through conducting research assignments and lesson observations. Professional understanding of the requirements of being a teacher, including behaviour management strategies and how to support pupils with varying needs, is supported by weekly sessions based at Leeds Trinity.

Throughout the course trainees are fully supported by the lead tutor for Art & Design, a link tutor from Leeds SCITT and subject specialist mentors who are dedicated to training the very best teachers.

Trainees are encouraged to become reflective practitioners, assessing their strengths and areas for development throughout the course, which shows progression and develops confidence. The course will give you a solid foundation of the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a successful Art & Design teacher and have a challenging and rewarding career.

‘As Art & Design teachers we recognise and nurture the creative potential of all our pupils. We aim to provide each one of them with a wide range of opportunities to develop their creativity and learn new skills. Pupils are regularly encouraged to learn about their own and other’s cultures and traditions to challenge intolerance, ignorance and prejudice. We develop in our pupils transferable skills; the ability to work independently, collaborate, question, explore, experiment and make critical judgements in a secure and enjoyable learning environment. We help pupils to take an idea, develop it and create quality pieces of work which they can be proud of sharing with others.

If you share our vision then we want to meet you.’

Ready to Apply?  Our course codes for UCAS are: W1XC for SCITT (L26) and 2BTQ for School Direct with Leeds SCITT and St Marys Menston (1AA).

Kristie says...

I've had an excellent experience at Guiseley school during stage one and two. Highlights included excellent training sessions regarding the range of different methods outstanding teachers use and a massively supportive department and mentors. I really enjoyed the hands on training and being based in a school rather than university. I've met some really great people and had lots of fun along the way.

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Kristie studied Art and Design