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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

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

You’ll learn how to teach both English language and literature, covering subjects such as media, drama, and phonics.

You’ll look at a variety of texts, as diverse as Shakespeare's The Tempest, Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, and Benjamin Zephaniah's Refugee Boy, as well as a range of poetry and you’ll focus on how you can turn literature into learning.

During the course, you’ll explore ways to use literature to help improve student’s grasp of the
spoken word, their writing skills and numeracy. And, you’ll typically have language lessons to help you develop your skills in areas such as grammar and phonics too.

You’ll usually go on a trip to a local art gallery to reflect on art as a stimulus for writing, and have guest lectures from practising English teachers and people working for exam boards.

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

You won’t simply learn theory with us on-campus though, you’ll teach classes in schools too. You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days on placements in schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become the class teacher.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as English teachers in secondary schools.

When you graduate, you’ll achieve 60 masters’ level credits. You could put these towards a masters degree to help you develop your career in the field of education.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,000per year

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

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

    27th out of 81 4

  • 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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