Teach Manchester Business (AL98)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Manchester
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
14 to 19
Course length
10 Months [Full-Time]
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 course will be delivered in partnership with The University of Manchester, who will award both Qualified Teacher Status and 60 Masters level credits as a PGCE on successful completion.

PGCE Secondary (Business Education) will prepare you to teach business education across the 14 to 19 age range, including the National Curriculum, GCSE and A-level.

It might also include teaching broader curriculum areas contributed to by business departments in schools, such as computing and IT, accounting and key vocational business qualifications.

Completion leads to a postgraduate qualification and recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).

University-based sessions will enable you to reflect on teaching methods. You will be given the opportunity to develop your own teaching style, to set personal targets, to demonstrate initiative and to evaluate your work in planning, teaching and assessing.

We will help you to transform your subject knowledge into teaching skills and educational theory into practice.

University tutors have subject expertise as successful teachers and examiners for major boards at GCSE and A-level. You will be taught by a teaching team with a nationally-recognised reputation for research, teaching and publications in business education.

We also use the expertise of experienced teachers from our partnership schools to complement the teaching of University-based sessions. This includes sessions led by subject mentors, who will help you develop your subject knowledge and provide advice about teaching methods.

The University-based sessions will give you creative and innovative ideas to take into the classroom.

School placements

You will become part of your main placement school team from September, this is earlier than University led programmes. You will receive intensive support from our experienced team of teachers and mentors from the beginning of your placement. You will build your skills through observation, reflection, and attendance at both alliance training sessions and university led sessions. This will support you in building your skill set towards teaching whole class lessons, and then onto a significant timetable by the end of the year.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in business, management, economics, or a related subject, with at least half of the content directly related to business education.

  • A strong academic record at A-level (or equivalent) will also be required.

Your degree subject should be in business studies or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

Our strongest applicants have undertaken some observation in a school and reflected on their experiences and the role of the teacher. To apply for teacher training the personal statement plays an important role in the admissions process. Successful candidates will demonstrate a good understanding of teaching and learning within a primary school setting. You may wish to evidence your understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings.

If you are due to graduate or have graduated within the last three years your principal referee must be a university lecturer.

Other requirements

We also recommend you check the Department of Education website at www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching for the latest updates.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and satisfactory health check are also required. Instructions on how to complete these checks will be provided once you hold a firm offer for this course.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/11518/pgce-secondary-business-education/entry-requirements/#course-profile

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 £20,500

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 St Peter’s High RC School.

  • an introductory talk
  • a personal interview designed to identify your suitability and commitment to teaching
  • a short presentation
  • a subject knowledge assessment
  • 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; 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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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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