Taught course

PGCE Secondary Biology with QTS

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content

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

Science is crucial to the development and future prospects of children. Becoming a teacher is exciting and transformative. You can inspire the next generation of scientists and ensure all children value their science education. Developing scientific skills, curiosity and literacy enables children to understand the world around them so they can make informed decisions about their lives and have a say in society.

University sessions are led by specialist tutors and supported by excellent technicians. You will explore theory informed, up-to-date and practical teaching practices in our school-styled laboratories. You’ll learn how to plan, assess, reflect on and use research to continually improve your practice in a supportive environment. You will also develop your teacher persona, ability to manage behaviour for learning and support children’s wellbeing.

Some sessions are specific to biology, but the majority occur in mixed specialism groups. Just like science departments in schools, we explore the connections across the sciences and share expertise.

There will also be guest sessions with alumni and experts from a variety of organisations. Past sessions include speakers from the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry. e of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry. The course is taught by highly experienced, research active, subject experts who have all been practising teachers. The team and students are supported by an excellent team of science technicians.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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