St Andrews CE Primary Teaching School
Primary (5-11) (E723)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of Manchester
Financial support
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

St Andrew's Teaching School Alliance offers:

  • A demanding and intensive course which will lead to a recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE 5-11) accredited by the University of Manchester.

How school placements work

School Direct trainees on our programme will complete placements in two different schools, teaching in different age phases at each one.

Additionally, trainees will also complete shorter secondary and SEND placements.


The course fees for 2020/2021 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.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



  • A good degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant subject.
  • GCSEs Grade C or above in English, mathematics and science. These can be pending but required before enrolment.
  • A level qualifications in relevant subjects are desirable.

Personal qualities

  • A desire to teach and inspire children.
  • The ability to articulate views on the principles and practice of education as it relates to the teaching of the primary phase.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, fluently and accurately in spoken and written Standard English.
  • The ability to present information and communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organisational skills.

Other requirements

Offers will be subject to a successful interview, as well as a Health Check Statement and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A good reference.

Relevant experience in a primary school setting within the last twelve months is beneficial for your application but not essential.

About the training provider

St Andrew's is a happy, safe and welcoming environment where everyone is valued. Our Christian faith is central to moral development, mutual respect and an appreciation for the cultural diversity within our community.

We are proud to be a teaching school. St Andrew's is an outstanding place to work and learn. In partnership with Liverpool Hope University, we develop personalised training with the academic and theoretical underpinning which allows trainees to become outstanding practitioners.

We offer a welcoming and supportive environment.

Led by St Andrew's CE Primary Teaching School, our Alliance comprises a mix of faith and non-faith schools of different sizes, each passionate about providing the next generation of teachers and potential future leaders.

St Andrew's has a strong history of teacher training; we have had great success in providing placements for primary trainees. All our students have graduated with good or outstanding grades.

Our teachers are exemplary practitioners, keen to share their practice and able to offer subject specialist knowledge. Pupil behaviour in the Alliance is excellent and our children are enthusiastic and willing to learn. Training to teach with us is stimulating, challenging and rewarding.

Successful trainees are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) accredited by Liverpool Hope University which includes 60 Masters level credits which can be used towards a Masters qualification.

Teaching School website

Training with disabilities and other needs

Applicants with disabilities and other needs should inform the teaching school of this on their application so that they can be considered for placements at appropriate schools.

Contact details

0161 790 2113
Vicars Hall Lane
M28 1HS


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: 2C7
  • Training programme code: E723

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
Vicars Hall Lane, Boothstown, Salford, Manchester M28 1HS
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Support and advice

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