PGCE Secondary Music with QTS

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Course code W3X1

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Course code W3X1

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Duration Full-time, 1 Year, Part-time
Start date September 2021
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Whether you're a practising musician or an aficionado of music, would you love the chance to open up children’s ears to music and inspire a new generation of performers? You can as a secondary school music teacher.

We’ve designed our highly-rated PGCE Secondary Education in Music, so that you thoroughly learn the National Curriculum framework and learn to confidently devise and deliver lessons to young people - igniting their interest in music, inspiring them to take music to new levels.

The course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built in and students will apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during the course of their studies and teaching practice.

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Your Career with a PGCE Teaching Qualification

Your QTS qualifies you to apply for a position as a secondary school music teacher directly after graduation. Credits for the masters level modules count towards a masters level qualification, should you choose to train further.

Even if you decide not to go into teaching, you'll still have skills highly valued by employers. The successful completion of a professional degree requires dedication, commitment, good interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude, all of which are qualities highly sought after in the employment market.

 

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Our PGCE Secondary Education in Music is fully compliant with the Department for Education (DfE) requirements, so you can expect to do a minimum of 120 days in two contrasting schools giving you the essential hands-on experience you need for future employment.

Plus, we ensure that our course gives you plenty of hands-on experience – whether delivering lessons, using technology in the classroom (ICT), assessing work - to prepare you to confidently step into and lead a classroom.

You won’t be dropped in the deep end. You will start by working with individual groups of pupils in school and gradually build up to the teaching of whole classes so you can develop the appropriate levels of learning in pupils required of you in the Teachers' Standard.

  • £1,000 cash payment and accommodation scholarship for UCLAN, Lancaster University, University of Salford and Queen Mary University of London graduates wanting to enrol on one of our campus-based teacher training programmes. More information here.
  • Benefit from the Department for Education's subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
  • Our excellent partnerships with schools in Lancashire, Cumbria and further afield enhance your placement and job prospects
  • A high number of our students get offered jobs from teaching placements
  • Experience two contrasting school placements where you can put the theory you learn in lectures and seminars into real-world practice, giving you valuable work experience
  • Our academic tutors have backgrounds as highly-experienced secondary teachers or within the education sector and knowing what it is like to be a professional teacher, their first-hand experience will support your learning
  • Our tutors are active researchers in education, so your learning will be up-to-date and fresh with the latest thinking, technologies and practices
  • A personal tutor will guide you throughout your studies and your subject mentor will support your professional development at your placement
  • Easy access to our Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment providing easy online access to course material, as well as our library, well stocked with education books and journals you need for research
  • Free use of classroom props and learning aids that you can use on placements to enhance your teaching
  • Flexibility to study either online or at our friendly and vibrant campus in Lancaster
  • Access to new and modern social and study spaces, technology and facilities on campus

Our Lancaster campus is also home to our Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre, where our tutors are involved in leading and publishing high-quality educational research to inform educational practice and policy.

During the past 100 years, with our founding institutions, St Martin’s College in Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside, we have gained a great track record for inspiring teachers and helping them step into employment.

So, if you would love to share your passion for music with young people and make a huge impact on the lives of budding musicians, our course is the stepping stone to becoming a qualified music teacher.

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