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PGCE Secondary Music and PGCE Secondary Music with Specialist Instrument Teaching

Course Description

All PGCE applicants for 2014 entry will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. The Department of Education have indicated there will be notable changes to the structure and content of 2013 tests, but have not yet confirmed details of these changes. We advise applicants to monitor http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching for updates.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check and DfE Fitness to Teach test are also required.

These courses, which have a reputation for high quality work, will prepare you for a career in music teaching and challenge your thoughts about music education. The Specialist Instrumental Teaching route combines learning to teach music in the classroom and teaching your instrument (wind, brass, percussion, strings or voice) in different contexts.

Applicants should note these are two separate PGCEs within the same programme so they will need to specify which one they are applying for.

The music input of these courses is based at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music. Our Secondary Initial Teacher Education programme was rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted (2011) and we have a long-established reputation based on an extensive schools and colleges partnership and wide range of subject specialisms.

Manchester Metropolitan University is very well respected for producing high quality music teachers and trainees from these courses have gone on to work in a variety of contexts.

Although the majority of trainees progress to teaching music in the classroom, or working for music services as instrumental teachers, trainees have also gone on to:

Teach music abroad
Take further degrees in performance, composition and education
Teach music in a special educational needs context
Teach music at A level or above
There are also opportunities for further study.
Our flexible, part-time Continuing Development programmes include units of study that can be taken as 'stand alones' or contribute towards a programme of study leading to awards in Teaching & Learning, Education, Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs, and specialist subject routes.

Some units can be studied by either blended or school based learning.

There are opportunities to study to PhD level at our Education and Social Research Institute, ranked in the UK top 10.

School placements are central to these courses. As an intending teacher you will begin by developing proefessional awareness, understanding and skills common to learning and teaching in a variety of settings. You will begin to understand the inter-relationship between the school and its community.

Placements will be in at least two different schools or colleges and will range from inner city to rural settings, mixed and single gender schools, City Academies, Comprehensives and Selective Schools, 11-16, 11-18, sixth form and further education colleges. The Enrichment Phase also offers placements in settings other than schools.

Special Features

. Practice placements available in a wide range of schools and colleges
. Course includes 60 Masters Level CAT points (one third of a Masters degree)
. Access to Alumni Support Programme in your first year of teaching

Visit the PGCE Secondary Music and PGCE Secondary Music with Specialist Instrument Teaching page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:2 or above, or equivalent, or you must possess and show the necessary skills as a musician and an educator. Music is a unique subject and we have several high quality trainees who have had degrees in non-music subjects, but through professional work have shown the necessary skills to enter the course. Evidence is required of relevant experience in a UK secondary school. All applicants require GCSE English Language and Maths at point of entry.

Course Fees

UK and EU full-time students: £9,000 · Non-EU full-time international students: £12,500

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