PGCE Primary drop-in sessions

Register your interest to attend an individual drop-in session with one of our course tutors online for a chance to learn more about PGCE Primary at Manchester and ask any questions you have.

Register your interest for a PGCE Primary drop-in session

PGCE Primary / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

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Career opportunities

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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 Alumnus

Completing a PGCE 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). 

You need QTS to teach in a state-maintained or special school in England and Wales. Whilst other routes to gain QTS exist, they do not all come with the postgraduate qualification of a PGCE. 

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 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. 

View careers and employability  for more information. 

Careers support  

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service  that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability