The University of Manchester Primary (X100)

PGCE with QTS full time

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.

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 Primary will train you to teach children aged 5 to 11. It provides training in all primary stage National Curriculum subjects, with a particular focus on mathematics, English and science.

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

University-based sessions cover education theories, ideas and concepts, and will enhance your awareness of current educational issues. You will spend a significant amount of time studying the core subjects of English, mathematics and science.

You will also study: religious education; PE; history; geography; art; music; and design and technology.

School placements

The course is run in partnership with more than 200 local primary schools and you will spend more than 50% of your time in primary schools on placements. When on placement, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of an experienced primary teacher. You will also have a mentor to help you to plan lessons, deal with marking and assessment and improve your teaching skills.

Our partnership schools are located across Greater Manchester, including Bolton, Trafford, Tameside, Manchester, Bury, Stockport, Rochdale, Salford and Oldham, and also north Cheshire and south Lancashire. The main professional placements are:

  • eight weeks in the autumn term in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2
  • eleven weeks in the summer term in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2
  • two-week enquiry placement in either key stage
  • two-week placement in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • one-week placement in Key Stage 3.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or international equivalent).
  • Two A-levels in non-vocational subjects (minimum grade C).
  • GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics and Science, plus at least three other non-vocational subjects (minimum grade C).

For more information please follow the link below: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/02846/pgce-primary/

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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