Careers and employability

A combination of impressive academic rankings and committed school partnerships means a PGCE from The University of Manchester will set you up for a bright future in teaching with a qualification that is recognised across the globe.

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Training for a PGCE at Manchester means you will undertake high-quality school-based training combined with expert academic teaching at a highly regarded university.

Completing a PGCE at Manchester is one route to becoming a fully qualified teacher. This form of teacher training is recommended for anyone with an undergraduate degree who is looking to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - QTS is required if you’re looking to teach in a state-maintained or special school in England and Wales. What’s more, a PGCE from The University of Manchester is a valued qualification regionally, nationally and internationally.

When you study a PGCE with us, we help you prepare for a successful career in education. You’ll enjoy course content influenced by the most up to date research on education, undertaken at our prestigious Manchester Institute of Education. You will be given clear direction, advice and support when making applications for teaching posts and our employment rates are consistently high.

In addition to this, a PGCE qualification can count as 60 of the 180 credits required for a master's degree, and The University of Manchester offers a range of postgraduate Education courses should you wish to continue your professional development as you progress further in your career.

Graduate spotlights

Read on to find out more about recent graduates and how a PGCE from The University of Manchester has helped them launch their teaching careers.