Taught course

Secondary Business Education

The University of Manchester · School of Education

Entry requirements

All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a First or Second Class Honours degree from an awarding institution recognised by the University. Your Honours degree should be in Business, Management or Economics or a related subject with a content of which 50% or above is directly related to Business Education. Those with a Masters degree in Business, Management or Economics, but without a first degree in these areas may also be considered for entry. All applicants must hold qualifications in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE grade C or above.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Secondary Business Education course consists of a variety of learning experiences designed for those wishing to train as teachers. The majority of the course focuses upon practical training in teaching and learning related skills. This practical training is underpinned by the development of participants' knowledge and understanding of education theories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educational issues and developments. The Secondary course prepares graduates to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, AS and A2 level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status, trainees focus upon the 14-19 age range. Learning takes place through a number of school and university based elements. There are five periods of school/college experience: Introductory Primary Experience (2 weeks), School Experience 1 (7 weeks), School Experience 2 (7 weeks), School Experience 3 (7 weeks), Enhancement Experience (2 weeks).

Information for international students

Non native speakers should also show evidence of language proficiency (eg IELTS 8, TOEFL paper-based test score 650 and TWE 4.5; TOEFL computer-based test score 280 and TWE 4.5).

Fees and funding

Please see the TDA website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months

Course contact details

PGCE Admissions Administrator
+44(0)161 275 3617
+44(0)161 275 3528