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PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Secondary School Direct (German)
Gain Qualified Teacher Status and benefit from specific school selection and training in German.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Secondary School Direct (German) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
PG Certificate in Education
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements

All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a 2:2 honours degree or above. If you are not a native speaker of the language you are proposing to teach (French, German or Spanish), approximately 50% or more of the degree content should have focused on the first language that you are offering to teach. All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above, or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

You should also normally have a second language (French, German or Spanish).  Your knowledge of this second language does not need to be advanced - beginners' level will suffice.  You do not need to have studied this language at degree level.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
To apply for a PGCE course at the University of Manchester you must apply through UCAS Teacher Training. Please visit the UCAS website for further details. Applications or CVs sent directly to the University will not be considered.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCE Y N N N

Course description

PGCE courses 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 courses prepare graduates to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, AS and A2 level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status, trainees may focus upon the 11-16, 11-18 or 14-19 age range. Learning takes place through a number of school and university based elements. There will be extended periods of school experience which will provide opportunities to work in a Primary setting and to teach in at least two different Secondary Schools.  A total of approximately 25 weeks during the PGCE will be spent experiencing and working in different types of School.

Our School Direct routes involve joint selection of candidates by Schools and University tutors.  When choosing a School Direct route, applicants should identify the particular arrangement that the School Direct Lead School has made for delivery of School Direct with the University of Manchester as these will involve different patterns of training.  Applicants should also clarify the 'expectations' to employ by the Lead School.  

For full information on this course please visit the School of Environment, Education and Development website.

Open days

Please see our open day pages for up-to-date information about forthcoming open days, taster sessions and twilight sessions.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): n/a (prog no longer running)
    International students (per annum): n/a (prog no longer running)

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

If you have graduated in the last three years from The University of Manchester with a 1st class honours degree, we will grant you a £1000 tuition fee discount. 

For September 2017, graduates with a 1st class degree (or a PhD) 2:1 degree (or a master's) or 2:2 degree, are eligible for a  Department of Education  bursary of £25,000. You do not need to apply for a bursary - if you are enrolled and meet the eligibility criteria, you will begin receiving payment by instalments from October. Graduates with a degree gained outside of the UK should refer to the overseas degree equivalency table  to see the bursary your degree may attract. 

British Council Languages Teacher Training scholarships of £27,500 are available for the 2017/18 academic year. They are selected through an additional application and assessment process. If successful, you will not also be eligible for a bursary.  

Home/EU students may be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan. Home students in England may also be eligible for a repayable student maintenance loan. Amounts are dependent on your household income. Loans are provided by  Student Finance England  and repayments will start once you are earning over £21,000 per year.  The loans support available to PGCE students is similar to what is available for undergraduate students and information about government financial support for undergraduate students is available at the link  here .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Natalie Rawding
Telephone
0161 275 3617
Facsimile
0161 275 3528
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
Academic department overview
See: The School .