Taught course

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Music

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second-class honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area the candidate is applying for.

All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) before making their application.

Evidence of recent experience in a UK Secondary school must have been completed prior to you making your application. Other experiences of working with children may be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

Music has an important role to play in secondary school education and can contribute to the development of all pupils, regardless of their previous experience or abilities.

Knowing how to practically apply your musical knowledge and understanding to a classroom environment will be a key element of your training. We will broaden your understanding of how pupils of differing abilities learn, enabling you to plan musical activities, both theoretical and practical, that will inspire all your students and will engage them in all aspects of music and learning.

We will develop you as a music teacher, giving you the skills and confidence to find innovative ways to translate your knowledge into a language pupils can understand. A key element of your training will be the hands-on experience you will acquire in the classroom, giving you the opportunity to grow your sureness, teaching ability and knowledge while trialling different music teaching methods so you can develop your own style.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.

This course is offered as School Direct only.

From the beginning of your course, you will be based in your provider school or within your partnership of schools. The majority of taught seminars will be organised and based in your provider school or alliance. Throughout your course, you will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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