PGCE courses consists of a variety of learning experiences designedfor those wishing to train as teachers. The majority of the coursefocuses upon practical training in teaching and learning related skills.This practical training is underpinned by the development ofparticipants knowledge and understanding of education theories, ideasand concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educationalissues and developments. The Secondary courses prepare graduates toteach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, ASand A2 level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status,trainees may focus upon the 11-16, 11-18 or 14-19 age range. Learningtakes place through a number of school and university based elements. There will be extended periods of school experience which will provideopportunities to work in a Primary setting and to teach in at least twodifferent Secondary Schools. A total of approximately 25 weeks duringthe PGCE will be spent experiencing and working in different types ofSchool.
Our School Direct routes involve joint selection of candidates bySchools and University tutors. When choosing a School Direct route,applicants should identify the particular arrangement that the SchoolDirect Lead School has made for delivery of School Direct with theUniversity of Manchester as these will involve different patterns oftraining. Applicants should also clarify the 'expectations' to employby the Lead School.For full information on this course please visit the School of Environment, Education and Development website.