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PGCE Secondary Mathematics / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

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I think I have the best job in the world, working with teachers and student teachers committed to improving young people lives.

I experience so much joy visiting schools and seeing what an amazing job our trainee teachers do. I am very proud of all our former trainees and year after year I am delighted to see our reputation grow, that our employment rates are extremely high and that a number of our recent PGCE graduates are now mentors on the course.

Rosa Archer / Team Leader - PGCE Secondary Mathematics

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. While 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 by completing a master's 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 .