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Secondary Business with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Secondary Business with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Business Studies Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

The focus of this PGCE is business studies, but there will also be opportunities to teach other business related subjects, such as economics. As well as preparing trainees for teaching in secondary schools, the course also provides the opportunity to experience teaching in Post 16 environments, either in a sixth form or further education establishment. Much of the knowledge, understanding and skills you will gain are transferable to teaching ICT as a second subject at Key Stage 3. An emphasis is placed on the use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) to access lecture materials and extension work as well as an online community. Many teachers who qualified on this course remain in touch with course tutors after they start work and often become subject mentors themselves furthering their career by holding positions of responsibility. Some graduates are now working in International Schools, including schools in China, Tanzania, Vietnam and Australia. Students will study this course in school direct route

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for Business. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more

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