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Male teacher in a primary classroom
PGCE Primary School Direct 5-11
Gain Qualified Teacher Status and benefit from specific school selection and training in primary education.

PGCE Primary School Direct 5-11 / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
PG Certificate in Education
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements

  • A 2:1 or above honours degree in a non-vocational subject. Vocational subjects may be considered in some circumstances. 
  • Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree may be considered but must be able to demonstrate evidence of higher academic attainment, e.g., through postgraduate study.
  • Two A-levels at grade C or above in non-vocational subjects.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language, mathematics and science, plus GCSE grade C in at least three other non-vocational subjects.
  • Applicants must have spent at least 5 days observing primary teaching following a UK orientated curriculum prior to attending interview.

For further details about preferred subjects and the course in general, please see the  School of Environment, Education and Development website.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
To apply for a PGCE course at the University of Manchester you must apply through UCAS Teacher Training. Please visit the UCAS website for further details. Applications or CVs sent directly to the University will not be considered.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCE Y N N N

Course description

School Direct is an Initial Teacher Training  route with an increased amount of school based and school led training than our traditional PGCE course. Our trainees are recruited and selected by the lead school and its school partners (alliance), based upon The University of Manchester requirements and recruitment processes. Our School Direct route is ran in partnership with over 100 local primary schools. It is rated highly by local schools, students and Ofsted.

The course provides training in all National Curriculum subjects with a particular focus on Mathematics, English and Science. High quality support is provided by University based tutors and trained school based tutors. Over 50% of the programme is based in Partnership Schools. It leads directly to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Trainees audit their progress against the QTS Standards. They are assessed continually during professional placements in school and receive high quality feedback. Subject knowledge in English, mathematics and science is audited regularly. In addition assignments are submitted which relate to the teaching of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. The programme prepares participants to teach children aged 5-11 in the primary phase. The Primary PGCE course is highly regarded by local head teachers and the rate of employment of trainees from the course is consistently high.

For further information please visit the School of Environment, Education and Development website .

Open days

Thinking about teaching? 

The University of Manchester is holding an open evening for anyone thinking about a career in teaching on Tuesday 3 October 2017, 4.30pm to 7pm. Come along to find out about our PGCEs - ten month courses that enable graduates to train to teach and gain Qualified Teacher Status.  Register

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Home/EU students may be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan. Home students in England may also be eligible for a repayable student maintenance loan. The loans support available to PGCE students is similar to what is available for undergraduate students and information about government financial support for undergraduate students is available here

If you have graduated in the last three years from The University of Manchester with a 1st class honours degree, you may also be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship .

Information about additional funding options for September 2018 will be available on this page shortly.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Natalie Rawding
Telephone
0161 275 3617
Facsimile
0161 275 3528
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
Academic department overview
See: The School .