Manchester Metropolitan University Primary Education

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Manchester Metropolitan University has a national reputation for initial teacher education which has been established over 100 years. Our Department of Primary Teacher Education has a team of over 40 primary teaching staff who between them have expertise in all primary curriculum subjects, enabling us to offer a wide range of specialisms. The majority of teaching staff are actively involved in research, linked to our Education and Social Research Institute, one of the leading UK centres for educational research. We have an Initial Teacher Education Partnership with over 500 primary schools and strong community links across the North West region, ensuring we can offer our trainees a diverse range of placement experiences.

Our aim is to train confident teachers and reflective practitioners who will have strong prospects for employment and career progression. Trainees have access to Manchester Met’s dedicated Careers and Employability Service and within the PGCE programme are supported in securing their first teaching appointment.

PGCE Primary Education with QTS

About the course

Typical units of study may include

Year 1

PGCE Primary Education (Manchester and Cheshire Campuses)

Professional practice units typically include:

  • Teaching Studies Unit: Becoming and being a professional teacher
  • Core Curriculum Studies: English, Mathematics, Computing and Science
  • Foundation Subject Studies
  • School-Based Training: Whole Curriculum Focus

PGCE Early Years (Manchester)

This course mirrors the PGCE Primary course, with an Early Years emphasis. Completing this PGCE course will qualify practitioners to teach in both the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The Core and Foundation units make direct reference to the Foundation Curriculum – its content and pedagogy.

The Teaching Studies unit is delivered by an experienced Early Years tutor and the two assessed, block placements will be organised to provide experience in both the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.