Our one-year School Direct 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 teach you as if you’re 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 paper craft, we 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).
While 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’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in schools – gradually becoming the class teacher.
Trainees will be introduced to different models of critical engagement and be involved in a number of gallery education workshops at various stages in the course. You will explore the relationship between curriculum development and assessment for and of learning in art, craft and design and particular concerns, such as drawing for different purposes and needs. In addition you will follow a series of workshops that embrace a range of art, craft, design and new media disciplines. You will be shown how to apply resulting insights in your teaching to the benefit of your pupils.