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.
Advice to applicants
This programme attracts a large number of applicants for a very limited number of places. The School considers a range of factors in the UCAS application other than the entry requirements.
How your application is considered
Applicants who are shortlisted based on their application will be invited to attend an interview day.
Thursday 9 th
Wednesday 22 nd
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Wednesday 31 st
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Thursday 28 th
Tuesday 10 th
Overseas (non-UK) applicants
Applicants holding qualifications from outside the UK should apply to UK NARIC for a comparability statement to confirm the equivalence of their qualifications. This should be completed prior to application where possible. Successful applicants will be required to present officially translated copies of their qualification certificates.
Aptitude test requirement
PGCE student must pass the Professional Skills Tests prior to commencing the course. Preference will be given to those applicants who have passed their skills tests at the time of interview however we will interview those who have not yet passed their skills tests. Please refer to the Department for Education
for further advice about registering to take your skills tests.
Fitness to practise / health requirements
If your application is successful, we will require you to comply with a confidential health screening check as advised by the Department for Education. Health screening checks are undertaken by the Student Occupational Health Service who will advise on any follow-up vaccinations or other intervention which may be indicated.
Disclosure and Barring Service check
If your application is successful, we will require you to comply with an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service as advised by the Department for Education. You will also be required to organise overseas police clearance certificates for any periods of residence abroad (within the last 5 years). You must also meet the University's suitability requirements for the safeguarding of children.
Applications for deferred entry cannot be considered.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.
Due to the nature of the PGCE course, applications for transfers cannot be considered.