Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

North Manchester ITT Partnership Chemistry (2SKX)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

North Manchester Initial Teacher Training Partnership offers the Chemistry training route programme for the 11-16 age range. We are extremely proud to work with three partnership schools, who share our vision, and provide bespoke, subject specialist mentoring to our cohort of trainees.

NMITTP is affiliated with Manchester Communication Research School (part of the EEF’s Research School Network). We offer a comprehensive training programme, underpinned by the best available evidence which provides regular opportunities to rehearse and practise key skills, prior to teaching in the classroom.

Our curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced to ensure progression of skills throughout the academic year, starting with a focus on behaviour which is refined throughout the programme. Over the course of the year, trainees learn how to confidently and efficiently plan well sequenced lessons, provide effective instruction, check for student understanding and adapt their teaching to meet the needs of their learners. As a school centred training provider, we offer above the minimum requirement of 120 days of school experience, which provides our trainees with ample opportunity to experience life as a teacher within the classroom. Our package allows trainees to develop their teaching first hand within schools from Monday to Thursday, whilst each Friday is set aside for high quality centralised training at our training base in North Manchester.

We provide a second placement in a different school for all trainees, which is usually a six-week period after Christmas. This enables trainees to gain knowledge and experience of teaching within a contrasting setting. In addition to this, we provide our ITTs with the opportunity to gain experience of KS2, Post-16 and an SEND provision. Trainees will also complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) with Manchester Metropolitan University. Two assignments will be completed during the academic year and successful completion offers 60 credits at Masters level.

School placements

All of our trainee teachers are placed within one of our partnership schools and will be allocated an expert mentor from the onset. Mentors receive frequent training from North Manchester Initial Teacher Training Partnership to ensure consistency and tailored expertise within our partnership schools.

Trainees will remain in their host placement school for the duration of the academic year, however they will experience a contrasting placement from January to February, for a six-week block.

Trainees will spend over 135 days within schools, which is above the minimum requirement of 120 days.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent. This should be an honours degree (Third or above), or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Chemistry 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

We are looking for dynamic, passionate and resilient candidates who are eager to enter the teaching profession and improve the life chances of young people by mitigating the impact of disadvantage. As a school centred provider, we embrace the opportunity for trainees to predominately train within a school setting. A dedication for putting the needs and learning of children first is essential.

Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated and eager to take ownership of their own professional development.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,000.

About the training provider

North Manchester Initial Teacher Training Partnership was established in 2015 as part of Greater Manchester Academies Trust. Our purpose is to improve the education and life chances of young people by mitigating disadvantage for both the students and the communities we serve.

We believe that every student should have the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential and to become resilient individuals who are able to positively contribute to society. To achieve this, we need passionate, dedicated teachers who share our vision and have been equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide the best educational offer possible.

NMITTP’s unique training programme ensures that our trainees are comprehensively prepared to translate this vision into reality in the classroom.

Within our partnership, we currently work with three secondary and six primary schools in Manchester, each of which offer high quality mentoring and support.

NMITTP achieved an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ in all areas in our last inspection in 2017.

Interview process

We strive to select trainees who are passionate and eager to enter the teaching profession, particularly with a focus on learning within areas of disadvantage.

Our interview process enables us to meet candidates and to find out more about what they are able to offer the teaching profession.

Our interview process will consist of the following:

  • A short presentation defining what a candidate believes makes a great teacher
  • A short teaching task with a small group of children
  • A formal interview
  • Time for questions and answers

If candidates are successful after interview, they are informed in writing and asked to accept their place at their earliest convenience. At the end of August, as part of our induction training days, trainees will be asked to complete relevant English and Mathematics assessments so that the team at North Manchester Initial Teacher Training Partnership, are able to offer bespoke subject knowledge enhancement guidance, where appropriate.

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 candidates are entitled to a health check which enables NMITTP to create bespoke support packages for our ITTs.

Contact this training provider

0161 202 0161
Silchester Drive
Greater Manchester
M40 8NT

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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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022