If you have a passion for Music and wish to teach at secondary school or college level, then this route is an ideal option for you. This full-time, one-year course is designed to train you as a confident and inspiring secondary teacher. At the end of this one-year degree, you’ll be ready to confidently begin teaching Music in a secondary school. Our PGCE Secondary Music course offers you the chance to build knowledge of your chosen subject area and wider professional teaching skills such as lesson planning, learning strategies, behaviour management and more. This is achieved through a balance of study of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the teaching profession, the fundamentals of the national curriculum, and a dedicated focus on the development of your understanding of the role of a secondary school teacher. In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our 24-week placement programme, which will develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively. After successful completion, you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so that you can begin working as a teacher in a secondary school. The University of Chichester has been training teachers for over 180 years and we look to train employable professionals who can get out there and make a difference. You will be taught by experienced education specialists and our dedication to small teaching groups allows you to develop strong professional relationships with the University teaching team. On this course you will:
- Specialise in teaching Music.
- Gain Qualified Teacher Status upon completion of the course that will allow you to teach Music in secondary schools in England and Wales.
- Develop your competence and confidence working within the classroom environment.
- Gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by the teaching profession.
The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments. To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students need to complete three 4,000 word assignments at FHEQ level 7 (Masters), and two blocks of School Experience.
We use strategies that are designed to enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding that will inform your teaching practice. You will join lectures and small seminars led by experienced tutors, in which discussion and debate are key to developing your knowledge and skills. Many of our staff have a strong background within education and use their experience to inform their teaching, as the help your development into a professional and capable teacher.
Honours degree 2:2 or above in a subject in which at least half is relevant to the National Curriculum requirements for Music. GCSE C/4 in both English and Maths. Successful completion of the Skills Tests will also be required. Suitability checks including DBS, CDR and Occupational Health checks are required. You will be required to attend an interview and demonstrate a good understanding of the profession. If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (including 7.0 in academic writing) other components no less than 6.5 – or equivalent qualification.
Fees and funding
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