Taught course

PGCE Secondary Art and Design with QTS

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school art and design curriculum for the 11-16 age range.

You’ll learn teaching methods through interactive workshops – we’ll teach you as though you’re a pupil in a school art class. 

This helps you to experience what it’s like to learn the same way as students and explore the different ways you could teach art activities.

You’ll have sessions across art, craft and design, from drawing to printmaking, ceramics to lens-based media such as photography. 

For specialist mediums, such as ceramics and papercraft, we usually organise a series of guest lectures, inviting artists with expertise in these practices to teach you.

And, you’ll share your specialist art and design skills with your group too (students from past years have shared skills including bookbinding and Photoshop™).

When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your art and design group. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, look at ways to develop your teacher persona and understand how research can develop and influence your teaching practice.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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