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 but you’ll also attend some lectures and workshops in mixed groups with students from other subject areas.
These sessions help you to develop skills outside of your subject knowledge. Some of the topics you’ll explore include behaviour management, mental health and emotional wellbeing, teacher persona, and non-verbal communication (such as body language).
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.
When you graduate, you’ll gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and can work at any level in schools and colleges.