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10 Months

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About PGCE Secondary School Direct (English) at University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

The PGCE English course consists of a variety of learning experiencesdesigned for those wishing to train as teachers. The majority ofthe course focuses on training in teaching and learning related skills.This is underpinned by the development of participants' knowledge andunderstanding of educational theories, ideas and concepts and byenhancing their awareness of current educational issues anddevelopments. The Secondary course prepares graduates to teach theNational Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, AS and A2level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status, traineesfocus on the 11-18 age range. Learning takes place through a number ofschool 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's Manchester Institute of Education website.   

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Notes about fees for this course

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): n/a (prog no longer running)
    International students (per annum): n/a (prog no longer running)

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree containing a minimumof 50% content in English Literature, English Language or Linguisticswith reasonable coverage of the National Curriculum.

Allapplicants must also hold qualifications in English language andmathematics at GCSE grade C or above, or hold equivalent qualificationsin these subjects.

260 UCAS points including an A or B in EnglishLiterature, English Language or combined English Language and Literatureat A Level, excluding AS Levels, General Studies, and counting 3 bestgrades, or an equivalent qualification.

In addition to therequirements for the PGCE generally as outlined above, criteria forinterview for the PGCE English course at the University of Manchestercan be found on the PGCE website

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