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PGCE Primary Education with QTS


Course Description

Manchester Metropolitan University has a national reputation for initial teacher education which has been established over 100 years. Our Department of Primary Teacher Education has a team of over 40 primary teaching staff who between them have expertise in all primary curriculum subjects, enabling us to offer a wide range of specialisms. The majority of teaching staff are actively involved in research, linked to our Education and Social Research Institute, one of the leading UK centres for educational research. We have an Initial Teacher Education Partnership with over 500 primary schools and strong community links across the North West region, ensuring we can offer our trainees a diverse range of placement experiences.

Our aim is to train confident teachers and reflective practitioners who will have strong prospects for employment and career progression. Trainees have access to Manchester Met's dedicated Careers and Employability Service and within the PGCE programme are supported in securing their first teaching appointment.

Our full-time PGCE Primary Education provides intensive training leading to Qualified Teacher Status ('QTS') for early years establishments and primary schools in the 3-7, 7-11 or 5-11 age range.

Trainees typically spend around 12 weeks in university during the year, including a block at the start of the course, combined with at least 120 days of school-based training, in at least two different schools. Manchester Met organises placements.

Special Features

• Choice of University led or School Direct routes
• Strong mentor and tutor support for trainees' personal, academic and professional needs (identified as a key strength by Ofsted in
their 2015 inspection)
• Varied placement opportunities, including opportunity to do an inclusion placement with SEND focus
• Research-led teaching
• NQT support and opportunities for continuing professional development at Manchester Met

Visit the PGCE Primary Education with QTS page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess a 2:2 honours degree (or international equivalent), and five GCSEs including English Language, Mathematics and Science, at grade C or above (Grade B desirable for the three mandatory subjects) at the point of application. Evidence of substantial (at least three weeks) experience in a UK primary school within the last two years required, completed prior to application. For full details on entry requirements please visit our website: View Website

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