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Our one year full time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters level credits.

Primary Teacher Education

Our Primary Education (5 to 11) course is available at Manchester or Cheshire. An Early Years (3 to 5) route is available at Manchester only.

To apply you will need:

  • A minimum 2:2 honours degree
  • Five GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above
  • Evidence of at least three weeks experience in a UK primary school within the last two years

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You can choose from the following courses:

For more information on training as a Primary teacher visit the Department of Primary Teacher Education

How to apply

Applications for University-led and School Direct PGCE routes should be made online via UCAS Teacher Training. Applications for September 2017 open on 18 October 2016. 

Entry requirements are the same for University-led and School Direct routes. In Apply 1 stage applicants can choose up to 3 providers, which can include our University-led route and a School Direct route.

Applicants for PGCE courses must pass professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before enrolling.

Watch our video explaining the application process:

Video explaining how to apply for a PGCeE at Manchester Met

Experience in educational settings

Prior to applying to Manchester Met, it is valuable to draw upon your experience in different learning contexts. This can be evidenced in several ways, such as time spent in schools or colleges, relevant practical experience in industry, voluntary organisations and other settings.

You should clearly reference this experience in your application and comment on the insights you have gained into the professional teaching role.

Did you know?

You can register for the School Experience Programme, organised by the Department for Education (DfE), or arrange school experience independently.

Training bursaries

To encourage the best graduates to enter the profession, financial incentives are offered to trainees intending to train to teach national shortage subjects. Find out more at the Department for Education.

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Have a question?

Contact us on +44 (0)161 247 6969 or via our course enquiry form (we aim to respond within three working days).