Taught course

PGCE Secondary Psychology 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 (14-19 age range) and post 16 psychology curriculum.

You’ll develop knowledge, application and evaluation of different psychological theories and the best techniques for delivery in a classroom setting. During the year, you’ll attend a series of lectures, with topics including how to best teach research methods and statistics, individual differences, psychological approaches, issues and debates.

You will also explore how to teach core areas of A Level psychology, such as how we remember, why we conform and research methods. You’ll also consider topics such as psychopathology, ethics and developmental psychology.

We’ll spend time developing an inclusive psychological curriculum, incorporating equality, diversity and inclusion in the psychology classroom. You’ll discuss and reflect on the most effective psychological pedagogies to use for the best impact on learning.

We also have guest speakers, in previous years these have included exam board advisors and teachers from local schools and colleges. 

Fees and funding

For fees and funding options, please visit our website to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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