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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school music curriculum for the 11-16 age range.

This is a practical course where you will be immersed in music making, teaching and encouraged to use and develop your musical skills.

We teach you through practical sessions, and you’ll consider topics such as pop music, dance, gamelan, song writing and developing your subject knowledge. We have a fabulously equipped bespoke music room with access to all forms of acoustic and IT instruments.

You’ll explore immersive ways to teach music and how to encourage pupils to engage with musical experiences.

We have a partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and we hold regular study sessions there. At RNCM, you’ll usually have the opportunity to experience guest lectures and concerts.

To help you explore how trips can benefit your students, you’ll typically be encouraged to visit a variety of musical venues across Manchester. This includes theatre schools and music organisations with outreach programmes.

When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE Music group. They are one of your greatest learning resources.

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 learn through peer-collaboration, sharing knowledge with your fellow music trainees.

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 routes.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as music 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).

Tuition fees

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£ 17,500per 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

    59th

  • 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 3,000 students from more than 130 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

    32nd out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 63%

    25th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    48th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    43rd

    9

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