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Secondary Education (Music) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Music Teaching / Training

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Through Liverpool Hope's well-established partnerships with schools in the region, you will be able to gain experience of teaching Music across the 11-18 age group and across a wide range of student ability. You will have the opportunity to work with Hope's partners in the community, including local musical ensembles. You will also be encouraged to develop your musical skills through performance and participation in workshops and extra -curricular musical activities. You will be supported by a team of committed tutors and mentors with experience in the Music teaching profession. Creative and practical activities feature strongly in the training programme and everyone is encouraged to develop musical expertise in new areas through subject sessions, external visits and peer teaching. You will have access to a wide range of resources for music education, including classroom instruments and web based resources. School placements will cover the 11-16 age range, along with a KS5 enhancement.

Initial Professional Development (IPD): This part of the programme covers the general, more holistic aspects of becoming a teacher. It is largely lecture-based supported by discussion-based seminars with an assigned professional tutor. IPD develops the student teacher's knowledge and understanding of a range of key issues in education. Liverpool Hope has a strong tradition of academic excellence and world-leading research, recently achieving Gold status in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. The tests cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course. The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for Key Skills Level 2/3. These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and you will still need these qualifications where necessary. The pass mark for each test is 63 percent.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an Undergraduate Honours Degree 2:1 or above. GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). These can be pending but required before enrolment. Relevant experience in a school setting is beneficial for your application, but not essential. It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is set across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment of over £76 million. Each year over 1,000 postgraduate students choose to study a range of postgraduate taught, research and PGCE...more