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Secondary Mandarin with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Manchester Metropolitan University

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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 across the Mandarin secondary school curriculum.

You’ll learn how to teach your main language, Mandarin, to A/AS level but you’ll also study a second language too. This gives you the opportunity to teach your second language up to Key Stage 3 or GCSE level (this depends on your linguistic ability and qualifications).

At Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE Mandarin 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’ll also have classes in the language you’ll teach, to help you learn teaching methods.

You won’t simply learn theory though – you’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in schools.

On your placements, you’ll normally have the opportunity to teach other languages you speak. Past students have taught their heritage languages, including Farsi, Japanese and Arabic.

We also work with schools who offer Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). This allows you to teach another subject in a foreign language, such as teaching science or maths in Mandarin.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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

Successful completion of this course awards 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 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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