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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

PGCE Secondary (Music)

Inspire secondary school pupils to study music through imaginative and practical teaching. Our full time, one year PGCE programme will help you bring your graduate expertise, skills and enthusiasm for teaching music to children of all abilities from 11-18. With 17 weeks placement experience, you’ll be able to sharpen your skills and fully prepare yourself for your future teaching career.

Key features

  • Draw upon your own expertise in music and extend your own musical knowledge and understanding.
  • Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience, with two main placements in local secondary schools and shorter visits to primary schools.
  • Access a range of bursary and funding options to help ensure you’re able to focus on your studies and placements.
  • Benefit from support throughout your training from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
  • Stand out as a subject specialist with the knowledge, personal qualities and standards of professional competence necessary to stimulate the imagination of children and to maintain and improve standards in schools.
  • Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.
  • Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.
  • Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing multimedia resources for your subject.
  • Hone your CV, interview and job application skills and attend events that will introduce you to potential employers.
  • Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your career teaching music to children of all abilities from 11-18.
  • Take advantage of free teacher training support from the Department for Education’s Premier Plus programme.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 81

    39th out of 85 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    18th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    136 63%

    30th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    17th

    62

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