The University of Manchester Chemistry (F1X1)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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.

Course length
10 Months. [Full-Time]
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
https://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/education/study/pgce/

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About the course

PGCE Secondary Science (Chemistry) will train you to become a chemistry teacher across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range.

It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE and A-level. Completion leads to both a postgraduate qualification and recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).

University-based sessions will enable you to reflect on teaching methods.

Experienced teachers will work alongside PGCE tutors, plus visitors from exam boards and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Some sessions are run with the University’s science departments to benefit fully from the University’s resources, and also with Manchester Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

School placements

The course is a partnership between the University and schools and colleges drawn from a wide area, including Bolton, Bury, Cheshire, Deeside, Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Staffordshire, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington and Wigan. In your placement schools and colleges, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of experienced subject mentors.

As a trainee teacher you’ll spend two-thirds of your course in schools or colleges, and the remaining time in University-based study.

We maintain close contact with our partnership establishments at every stage of the programme. These include:

11-18 and 11-16 comprehensive and independent schools city academies further education colleges sixth-form colleges specialist schools (e.g technology colleges, arts colleges).

As a trainee teacher you’ll spend two-thirds of your course in schools or colleges, and the remaining time in University-based study. In your placement schools and colleges, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of experienced subject mentors.

Both your mentors and tutors will help you to record your achievements and set targets. During each placement, a University tutor will observe you teach, and at the end of each school experience, you will receive a report from your mentor. The report will grade you in the following areas:

teaching planning differentiation and assessment learning environment wider professional responsibilities.

The grades are awarded by your mentor in conjunction with your University tutor. These reports, together with your record of achievement and development, facilitate your progression as a teacher.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree in a science-related subject with at least half of the content strongly related to chemistry (if you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications)
  • Grade B in chemistry at A-level (or equivalent), or grade C if you can demonstrate sustained academic progression since A-level, and at least one other science or maths A-level.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/11520/pgce-secondary-chemistry/

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £20,000

About the training provider

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and our research and teaching quality is recognised across the globe.

Choose Manchester and you’ll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career. With an award-winning careers service and courses built with your employability in mind, it’s no surprise that 94% of our trainees find employment at the end of the course.

By choosing a PGCE with us, you’ll benefit from postgraduate-level study at a highly regarded university and significant school-based teaching experience. We are:

  • Rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
  • Best university provider of postgraduate teacher training in the North of England (The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017).

Training with disabilities and other needs

Disabled students make up over 15% of University of Manchester students, and we’re proud to offer an accessible and inclusive service.

The Disability Advisory and Support Service (sometimes called the DASS) supports a variety of different people, whether students, staff or supporters. We want to help you succeed - in your studies, work, and the rest of your University experience.

For more information please follow this link: http://www.dso.manchester.ac.uk/

Contact this training provider

Email
pgce@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone
0161 275 0969
Website
https://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/education/study/pgce/
Address
Manchester Institute of Education
Oxford Road
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M13 9PL

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching 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 speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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