PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
The 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.
- 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.
You’ll spend two thirds of your PGCE on placement with 24 weeks in secondary school and five days in primary school, supported and supervised jointly by a school mentor and a faculty tutor. In addition to this you’ll cover modules on planning, assessment and teaching and you’ll also focus on the teaching of music itself. You’ll maintain professional development and subject knowledge profiles enabling you to chart your development in meeting the professional standards required by the Department of Education. Assessments are based around school experience and are designed to be learning experiences shared with other students, mentors and tutors. You’ll learn to draw on your experience of teaching as well as provide evidence of reading and reflection.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 14,200per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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