Teach Manchester Primary (Special Educational Needs) (2H49)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Cumbria
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://teachmanchester.com/

Contents

Course summary

Our School Direct course consists of a variety of learning experiences, focused on practical training in teaching and learning related skills. This practical training is underpinned by the development of participant’s knowledge and understanding of education theories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educational issues and developments.

This programme is delivered in partnership between the Teach Manchester Alliance and the University of Cumbria who will award both Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE with Masters credits on successful completion. The programme team is led by Katie Jones who is the Professional Programme Lead at Piper Hill High School. A variety of Specialist Leaders of Education and expert practitioners also deliver training on this route.

This course prepares you to be an outstanding primary school teacher with additional skills that will allow you to become confident in creating an inclusive classroom. In addition, following this specialism can also be a step towards a career as a SENCo or a specialist SEND teacher.

School placements

You will spend the year primarily based in school, training to teach a primary curriculum in both mainstream and specialist schools.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in science.

Personal qualities

Our strongest applicants have done some observation in a school and reflected on their experiences and the role of the teacher.

Other requirements

  • A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study.

  • All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £13,250

About the training provider

Teach Manchester is an experienced School Direct alliance of primary, secondary, specialist and sixth form schools and colleges based in Central Manchester. Teach Manchester works in partnership with three universities to offer innovative and exciting Initial Teacher Education. We are committed to providing an outstanding programme of support to student teachers so that they develop into confident and competent teachers who can contribute to the culture of excellence across the alliance and beyond.

We work in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester and the University of Cumbria to offer innovative and exciting Initial Teacher Education across primary, primary with SEND and secondary subject specialisms. Our programme equips new teachers with the skills and knowledge to be outstanding teachers and is delivered by specialist leaders of education (SLEs), school leaders and colleagues from our university partners. Upon successful completion of our programme you will be awarded both Qualified Teacher Status and up to 60 Masters Level Credits as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) by our partner universities.

Every child should be taught by an outstanding teacher.

Interview process

All programmes include a panel interview where we are looking to find our more about your skills, knowledge, experience and passion.

The interview process takes place over a half-day at our lead School Piper Hill High School.

  1. literacy task
  2. mini teach
  3. individual interview The outcome of the interview will be informed by the quality of your engagement with all three components.

Identity and qualification checks (please provide photographic ID, proof of address and copies of your academic qualifications)

All offers we make after interview will be conditional on; satisfactory medical clearance, clearance through the Disclosure and Barring service, validation of any declared qualification and the acquisition of any pending qualifications. Individual offers may have additional conditions and you are advised to carefully read these.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

All successful applicants are required to undergo a Fitness to Teach assessment as a condition of offer. These are undertaken by the Occupational Health contractor of the partner university.

We encourage all applicants with disabilities and other needs to talk to us individually regarding their needs and how we can best support them during the period between accepting an offer and the start of the course to ensure that we can make appropriate arrangements. We will use information from the applicant and from professional referrals (for example GPs, Occupational Health, Education Psychologist) as appropriate to provide support on an individual basis.

We work collaboratively with our accrediting universities to support students, and services such as counselling are available through the partner university.

We work with the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Cumbria. Please check the course description to find out the partner university for the course that you are interested in.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@teachmanchester.com
Telephone
0161 248 1550
Website
https://teachmanchester.com/
Address
St Peter's RC High School
Kirkmanshulme Lane
Manchester
M12 4WB

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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