Primary (Special Educational Needs) with Teach Manchester Accredited provider: University of Cumbria

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.stpetershigh.com/sp/home/school_direct

About the course

Our School Direct course consists of a variety of learning experiences, focused on practical training in teaching and learning related skills. This practical training is underpinned by the development of participant’s knowledge and understanding of education theories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educational issues and developments.

This programme is delivered in partnership between the Teach Manchester Alliance and the University of Cumbria who will award both Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE with up to 60 Masters credits on successful completion. The programme team is led by Tracy Gallier who is the Professional Programme Lead at Piper Hill High School. A variety of Specialist Leaders of Education and expert practitioners also deliver training on this route.

Interview process

All programmes include a panel interview where we are looking to find our more about your skills, knowledge, experience and passion.

The interview process takes place over a half-day at our lead School Piper Hill High School.

  • literacy task
  • mini teach
  • individual interview

The outcome of the interview will be informed by the quality of your engagement with all three components.

Identity and qualification checks (please provide photographic ID, proof of address and copies of your academic qualifications)

All offers we make after interview will be conditional on; successful completion of the professional skills tests, satisfactory medical clearance, clearance through the Disclosure and Barring service, validation of any declared qualification and the acquisition of any pending qualifications. Individual offers may have additional conditions and you are advised to carefully read these.

How school placements work

Year based in school, training to teach a primary curriculum in both mainstream and specialist schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

• A first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours.

• Three GCSEs at minimum grade C/4 or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics)

Personal qualities

Our strongest applicants have done some observation in a school and reflected on their experiences and the role of the teacher.

Other requirements

• Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy before the start of the course.

• A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study

• All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures

About the training provider

Teach Manchester is an experienced School Direct Alliance of primary, secondary, specialist and sixth form schools and colleges based in central Manchester, working in partnership to offer innovative and exciting Initial Teacher Education. We are committed to providing an outstanding programme of support to training teachers so that they develop into confident and competent teachers who can contribute to the culture of excellence across the alliance and beyond.

We work in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester and University of Cumbria to offer innovative and exciting Initial Teacher Education across primary, primary with SEND and secondary subject specialisms. Our programme equips new teachers with the skills and knowledge to be outstanding teachers and is delivered by our Specialist Leaders of Education, School Leaders and colleagues from our university partners. Upon successful completion of our programme you will be awarded both Qualified Teacher Status and 60 Masters Level Credits as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) by our partner universities.

Every child should be taught by an outstanding teacher.

Training with disabilities and other needs

All successful applicants are required to undergo a Fitness to Teach assessment as a condition of offer. These are undertaken by the Occupational Health contractor of the partner university.

We encourage all applicants with disabilities and other needs to talk to us individually regarding their needs and how we can best support them during the period between accepting an offer and the start of the course to ensure that we can make appropriate arrangements. We will use information from the applicant and from professional referrals (for example GPs, Occupational Health, Education Psychologist) as appropriate to provide support on an individual basis.

We work collaboratively with our accrediting universities to support students; and services such as counselling are available through the partner university.

We work with Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Cumbria across our programme suite. Do check the course description to find out the partner university for the course that you are interested in.

Contact details

Email
amesm@stpetershigh.com
Telephone
01612481550
Website
http://www.stpetershigh.com/sp/home/school_direct
Address
Kirkmanshulme Lane
Gorton
Manchester

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1HJ
  • Training programme code: 2H49

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Teach Manchester Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester M12 4WB

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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