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Secondary Art and Design with QTS PGCE

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the art and design secondary school curriculum.

You’ll learn teaching methods through interactive workshops – we’ll teach you as though you’re a pupil in a school art class.

This helps you to experience what it’s like to learn the same way as students and explore the different ways you could teach art activities.

You’ll have sessions across art, craft and design, from drawing to printmaking, ceramics to lens-based media such as photography.

For specialist mediums, such as ceramics and papercraft, we usually organise a series of guest lectures, inviting artists with expertise in these practices to teach you.

And, you’ll share your specialist art and design skills with your group too (students from past years have shared skills including bookbinding and Photoshop™).

When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your art and design group. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, look at ways to develop your teacher persona and understand how research can develop and influence your teaching practice.

You won’t only learn teaching methods with us on-campus though, you’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in a variety of schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become an expert practitioner.

This PGCE is available via University led and School Direct PGCE routes.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as art and design teachers in secondary schools.

The PGCE programme provides you with 60 masters' level credits when you graduate. You could put these towards a masters degree to help you develop your career in the field of education including our new MTeach masters specifically designed for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 86

    27th out of 81 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    171 77%

    10th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    28th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%

    20th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    52nd

    8

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