Taught course

Secondary Music (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

Edge Hill University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE you should have: first degree from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification; degree classification usually at 2:2 or above (exceptions may be made); GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification); satisfactory levels of ICT; demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You will be required to meet the Department for Children, Schools and Families standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. QTS Skills Tests will form part of the entry requirements for academic year 2013/14.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Music. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further deepen your own subject knowledge.

This popular and highly regarded programme incorporates exciting and innovative 'active learning' and fieldwork opportunities as well as extensive educational theory and hands-on practical experience. It was rated grade A by OfSTED inspectors, the highest grade that can be awarded. The University base is in recently-built, specialist facilities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team
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