The Faculty of Education has a longstanding national reputation for providing high-calibre initial teacher training with over 20 Secondary specialisms available. We have a well established partnership with over 800 secondary school and colleges across the North West region and beyond.
MFL is a national shortage subject and government priority with training bursaries available and this course has an excellent reputation. There is a growing need for high-calibre language teachers and as such our trainees are very employable. Where appropriate, sessions are conducted in the relevant target language. We welcome applications from native speakers.
We offer specialisms in French, German, Mandarin and Spanish. Subject to confirmation of DfE funding, we usually run Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses as part of the PGCE. These will be identified at interview for applicants who need support learning a second language and confirmed with a PGCE place offer.
Trainees take a course of supporting study, including English as an additional language (EAL) and special educational needs (SEN).
A minimum of 120 days school based practice training is combined with university based training and periods of independent study. Trainees are supported throughout by university and placement mentors.
Professional skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy:
All PGCE applicants will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. The Faculty of Education offer support sessions to help applicants prepare for tests, but tests must be booked externally, further details at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/passing-the-skills-tests
• State-of-the-art teaching facilities at our Brooks building in Manchester
• Experience in a diverse range of schools and colleges
• Choice of University led, School Direct or Assessment Only routes to Qualified Teacher Status
• Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses available (subject to DfE funding and eligibility)
• Opportunity to undertake course enrichment overseas
• Course includes 60 Masters Level CATS points, or one third of a Masters degree
• Access to NQT alumni support in your first year of teaching
• Close links with our Educational and Social Research Institute