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School of Environment, Education and Development

Teacher with primary age children in a classroom
PGCE Primary
Train to teach children aged 5 to 11 and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

PGCE Primary / Careers

Year of entry: 2018

Career opportunities

On completion of your PGCE and being granted qualified teaching status (QTS), you will work for a year as a newly qualified teacher (NQT). We keep in touch with our former students and continue to support them throughout their NQT year.

A Primary PGCE from The University of Manchester is a valued qualification regionally, nationally and internationally.  You will be given clear direction, advice and support when making applications for teaching posts and our employment rates are consistently high. 94% of The University of Manchester's Primary PGCEs 2013 graduates were in a teaching post within six months of completing the course, which is higher than the sector average.

Qualified teachers undertake continuous professional development throughout their career, both to maintain the latest subject knowledge and teaching techniques, and if desired, to facilitate progression into leadership and management positions. A PGCE qualification counts as 60 of the 180 credits required for a master's degree and The University of Manchester offers a part-time MA in Educational Leadership should you wish to continue your professional development with a master's in the future.