|BA (Hons) Music||PGCE Secondary (Music)|
|Award||Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)||Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE|
|Duration||3 years||1 year|
|Provider||School of Humanities and Performing Arts||Plymouth Institute of Education|
A minimum of two A levels, including grade C or above in Music, general studies accepted. Note if the student is not studying A level music but indicates that they have the ability to play at Grade 6 or above then the admissions tutor will accept with alternative A levels.
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
Pass DMM in a music related subject.
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
26 overall to include four in music at higher level plus a second subject at higher level. Please note, if you are not studying higher music but have the ability to play at Grade 6 or above then alternative subjects may be accepted by the admissions tutor.
All Access courses
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (preferably music or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and to include at least 12 credits in music related units with merits (including GCSE English and maths grade C or above or equivalent).
We welcome mature students, those with music industry experience and high level instrumental skills. If you fall into this category and are not sure whether you qualify for the course, please submit an application so we can advise you.
UCAS points can be obtained from theory/practical grades. See the table for the UCAS points awarded for a given music theory or practical grade and mark.
For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
Your suitability for the PGCE Secondary programme is judged on a range of factors including academic qualifications, ability to work with other people and a real interest in learning and teaching.
When selecting applicants for interview the admissions tutor will consider all parts of the application including a personal statement and references. The UCAS website has useful information on how to provide these.
For all other UK qualifications please refer to the UCAS website.
If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows:
For more information please visit the IELTS website.
Professional Skills Tests and Qualified Teacher Status
You'll need to pass your Professional Skills Tests (PST) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) tests prior to the start of the course. For more information please visit the Department of Education website.