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PGCE Secondary English
Train to teach secondary level English and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

PGCE Secondary English / 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 Secondary English 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. In 2013, 97% of The University of Manchester's Secondary English PGCEs 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.

What employers say:

'We have employed several of Manchester's postgraduates at St Gabriel's. We find that they are ready to walk into a classroom and not only teach, but manage the multitude of other skills required to be a successful teacher. Manchester trainees are organised, creative and committed to making English a valued and worthwhile subject.'

What our students say:

'When looking for a job, employers were clearly impressed with my place of study, and it is evident why. The University provided outstanding training, delivered by inspiring tutors. Entering teaching is hard work, but The University of Manchester made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience and prepared me to enter my career with confidence and enthusiasm.'