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What will I learn?

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).

Which department am I in?

School of Teacher Education and Professional Development

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (US$ 19,505) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Manchester Campus

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

Greater Manchester,

M15 6BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

4 Year Honours Bachelor Degree, subject to obtaining a minimum CGPA. If applicants have a Bachelor degree without Honours a Master's Degree will be required as applicants must have previous exposure to research/thesis writing. IELTS (Academic) - 6.5, with no component below 5.5, TOEFL IBT - Overall score: 89 with no individual test score below: Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

For international students

You will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university (or equivalent international qualification). Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for Art and Design. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree. GCSE grade C/4 or above in English language and mathematics. As per Government requirements for teacher training courses, we are not able to accept Key Skills, Adult Numeracy and Literacy or Functional Skills as an alternative to GCSE English Language and Mathematics qualification. Personal Statement plays important role in admissions process - successful candidates will demonstrate a good understanding of teaching and learning within a secondary school setting. Candidates may wish to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. You will be expected to attend an online interview as part of the application process. Full details of your interview will be provided by email once your initial application has been approved. A Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and health checks are required. Instructions on how to complete these checks will be provided once you hold a firm offer for this course. IELTS (Academic) Or IELTS for UKVI (Academic): 6.5, with no component below 5.5.TOEFL IBT: Overall score: 89 With no individual test score below: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing : 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2020).

  • One of the UK’s largest universities with over 34,000+ student
  • Triple accredited business school
  • GBP 400 million in ongoing investment
  • Industry links with global companies

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