Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the primary curriculum.
You will gain experience in teaching across the various Key Stages so that you are confident in teaching any year group.
You will have taught sessions at University (around 12 weeks over the year) and spend at least 120 days on placements in schools.
When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll learn teaching methods and organisational skills, and how to apply your knowledge in the classroom.
Some of the skills you’ll learn include how to plan lessons and how to manage children’s behaviour.
You will explore creative ways to teach across the core curriculum, from subjects such as history and science to English and art. You might, for example, use role play, a mystery or suitcase of evidence to bring history to life.
We also have science laboratories on campus, where you’ll have taught sessions with our science tutors so that you can develop the knowledge you’ll need to teach your class.
You won’t simply learn theory with us on campus though, you’ll teach classes in schools and gradually become the class teacher.
On your placements, you’ll get involved with everything in the classroom, from school assemblies to playground duties to speaking with parents.