PGCE Primary / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Duration
10 months
Entry requirements
  • Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or international equivalent).
  • Two A-levels in non-vocational subjects (minimum grade C).
  • GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics and Science, plus at least three other non-vocational subjects (minimum grade C).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply through the government website

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCE Y N N N

Course overview

Picture of Tim Charlton

I realised a couple of years ago that the thing which was missing in terms of job satisfaction was the ability to make a direct impact on others, particularly children, to help improve their futures.

My school-based placements have been great its what the course is all about and makes it all real. Having visits from University tutors, and the odd day here and there during the placement, means you remain connected to the Uni and your course mates.

Tim Charlton / PGCE Primary Student
  • Become an outstanding primary school teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Study at the top university for Primary PGCE training in the North of England (Good Teacher Training Guide 2017).
  • Enjoy extensive periods of classroom experience supported by outstanding tutors and mentors.
  • Join a course rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted (Ofsted Report, 2019).

Open days

We are carefully reviewing all our recruitment events considering the coronavirus outbreak. View the latest updates on measures we are taking

As we're unable to host on-campus visits, or attend events like UCAS and overseas recruitment fairs at the moment, look at our virtual open day content  to help you learn more about the University. 

You will be able to watch videos about the university, including accommodation, student finance and course-specific sessions. 

We also attend the Department for Education's virtual Train to Teach roadshows.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £9,250
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

For general fees information, please visit postgraduate fees

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

There are three types of Government funding available for teacher training: 

  • tax-free bursary or scholarship;
  • tuition fee loan and maintenance loan;
  • extra financial support if you're a parent or have an adult dependant or a disability. 

Depending on your circumstances you could receive all three. Find out more at the Department for Education website  

You can find out more about the scholarships and bursaries on our funding page

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Recruitment and Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0969
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/pgce/
School/Faculty
See: The School .

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