Bury Teaching Schools Alliance
Design and Technology (3FGW)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The Manchester Metropolitan University
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

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.

Date you can apply from
27 February 2019
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Christ Church CE Primary School and Elms Bank Specialist Arts College are the designated Teaching Schools within the Bury Teaching Schools Alliance (BTSA). The BTSA is a joint venture by primary, special and secondary schools in Bury.

We work in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to grow our next generation of teachers and future leaders.

We work very closely with a number of Bury Schools on Initial Teacher Training and are able to provide cross phase opportunities in a range of school settings. Uniquely, we are also offering ITT experience and placements within a special school context for those students who express an interest in working in special education.

Our alliance schools have worked with trainee teachers for many years now, with a large number of our previous Graduate Teachers gaining employment as NQTs in Bury. We offer structured career pathway opportunities and many of our former students now hold middle and senior leadership roles in our schools.

The partnership schools in our alliance offer a range of experiences, working alongside happy and friendly children and hardworking and ambitious staff. All the schools have experience of teacher training and are able to coach and mentor trainees through the programme, producing good and outstanding trainees who go on to complete their NQT year with confidence.

About the accredited body

You will have full access to the facilities of The Manchester Metropolitan University, which has national recognition for its high quality Initial Teacher Training provision. Initial Teacher Training at the MMU Faculty of Education was rated as 'good' for Primary and Secondary in the last Ofsted Inspection (2015). Ofsted reported 'strong leadership and management and consistently good quality teaching leading to good outcomes for trainees in primary and secondary phases' (Ofsted, 2015).

Training with disabilities and other needs

BTSA welcomes applications from all candidates. If you have what we are looking for then we want to meet you! We will do everything that we can to make the process smooth for you and ask you to let us know if we can assist in any way. We have and continue to support trainees with various disabilities and other needs (for example, physical disabilities, dyslexia and other needs). If you have any requirements that will assist you in the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact us. We endeavour to make the process as smooth as possible for all our applicants!

Contact details

0161 766 1597
Bury Teaching Schools Alliance
Elms Bank Specialist Arts College
Ripon Ave
M45 8PJ


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: 274
  • Training programme code: 3FGW

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Church Street, Walshaw, Bury, Lancashire BL8 3AX
Yes -

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