Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school art and design curriculum for the 11-16 age range.
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 school children, 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 and video).
For specialist mediums, such as ceramics and paper craft, we usually organise a series of guest lectures, inviting artists with expertise in these practices to sharpen your skills.
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 PGCE Art and Design 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 spend a minimum of 120 days on placements in a variety of schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become an expert practitioner.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
You will have the knowledge, skills and experience to teach your subject at Key Stage 3, GCSE and potentially A/AS-level.
You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days in at least two contrasting school placements as well as the opportunity for additional experience that will prepare you to excel in the classroom.
You can choose University-led or School-led routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Following successful completion of this course, you’ll achieve 60 masters level credits (one third of a masters degree) and these can contribute to future studies.