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Manor Primary School Primary (35V2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Birmingham
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

  • Our school direct course requites you to spend 25 days at The University of Birmingham and the remainder of the school direct year in school with us.
  • You will receive facilitated sessions based on live observations around high quality teaching and learning as well as the full primary curriculum.
  • The observations of teaching and learning and the primary curriculum will be of outstanding teachers so you will learn from the very best.
  • There will be two assessed assignments across the school direct year.
  • You will have three teaching placements (teaching practices) that begin with observations, then build to team teaching then you delivering lessons yourself. You will have at least one placement in our school, the outstanding Manor Primary and the others in our local partners schools.
  • You will be given a University mentor and a school mentor to support your school direct journey.
  • Manor Primary is consistently one of the best performing schools in the country and has been for more than a decade.

School placements

Our schools are partner schools that are within 5 miles of our school and have a good or outstanding Ofsted judgement. They are schools we have worked with over a number of years and we are confident they provide outstanding support for trainees.

Your placements will be in key stage 1 and key stage 2 . Your first placement in the key stage of your choice and the final placement in the key stage of your choice.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Our course requires GCSE in English, Maths and Science

A 2:1 degree (although a 2:2 would be considered for candidates that have a lot of school experience)

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who want to make a real difference to children’s life chances. candidates who are passionate about providing children with the very best education possible.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

About the training provider

  • Train to become a teacher in a vibrant, stimulating school where pupils thrive personally, socially and academically and achieve the very highest of standards nationally.
  • Train in a school where leaders nurture, support, and coach and empower all staff to be the best they can be.
  • Train in a school where outstanding teaching over time is a result of highly skilled and reflective teachers and teaching assistants who are dedicated and committed to ensuring pupils receive the highest quality and standards of educational experience.
  • As a Teaching School we have a proven track record of training the next generation of teachers with 100% of students completing their PGCE with us over the past 3 years gaining employment at the end of their programme.

On our School Direct teacher programme, you will be given in-depth experience in the classroom. You will complete a main placement in a Key Stage of your choice and a second placement in a contrasting school and Key Stage. You will also have the opportunity to complete enhanced placements

In addition, away from the classroom, you will receive practical training sessions from expert teachers and the team at Manor Teaching School. The University of Birmingham will also lead sessions to support your academic development.

We are looking for ambitious individuals who can demonstrate potential and show strong commitment. Our School Direct programme is for people who are willing to work hard and are passionate about training to teach. Interested?

About the accredited body

The University of Birmingham’s Initial Teacher Training Programme is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. Ofsted view is that they provide “High quality training and .... outcomes for trainees are excellent”

We have a long standing established partnership that provides our students with an excellent route into teaching.

Interview process

The interview process will consist of a short presentation on the theme of “what makes an outstanding teacher” and then followed by a short interview with our school direct lead mentor and our Headteacher. At interview we will give you a tour of our school so you can see the school in action. You will be required to take The University of Birmingham’s maths and English skills tests so that we have a good indication that you will pass the skills tests. You will only need to attend one interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Manor’s School Direct route into teaching is an inclusive pathway and provides any student with any disability or other needs with individual and bespoke support so that their disability is not a barrier to achieving their PGCE.

Any student with a disability is provided with a support plan that is reviewed monthly to ensure their individual needs are met.

Contact this training provider

Manor Primary School
Ettingshall Road
WV14 9UQ

Support and advice

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