Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the primary curriculum.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of teaching in different key stages across ages 3 -7 years.
You have taught sessions at university (around 10 weeks over the year) and spend a minimum of 120 days on placements in schools.
When you’re at Manchester Met, you will think critically about teaching methods. You will become more aware of the importance of resilience, professional relationships and creativity in the primary classroom. Mentoring will develop your teaching skills and ability to create effective and inspiring learning environments. Skills you will learn include how to effectively plan lessons, assess learning and manage children’s behaviour.
You’ll explore creative ways to teach across the curriculum, from subjects such as history and science to English and art. For example, you might use role play to bring history to life.
We have science laboratories on campus, where you’ll have practical sessions with our science tutors so that you can develop the knowledge you’ll need to teach your class.
On campus, you will link research theory and practice, develop your subject knowledge and practise your teaching skills. In school, you will gradually take on the responsibility for teaching a class of children and become part of the school’s professional team.
On your placements, you normally get involved with everything in the school, from assemblies to playground duties to speaking with parents.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
You’ll be qualified to teach across primary education.
You’ll typically spend a minimum of 120 days on placements in schools, gaining experience in at least two different primary schools.
You can choose University-led or School-led routes to Qualified Teacher status (QTS)
When you graduate, you’ll achieve 60 masters level credits (this is one third of a masters degree, which you can usually put towards future studies).