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.