Taught course

Primary (Modern Language)

The University of Manchester · School of Education

Entry requirements

Hold a first or second class honours degree from a UK university, or a qualification recognised as equivalent. This degree should normally be a 2(i) in a National Curriculum subject; a 2(ii) will be considered if the degree contains 50% content in Maths or Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology ). A first class honours degree in a non-national curriculum subject may also be considered. A minimum of a good A-Level qualification or equivalent in your target language is required. In exceptional circumstances, candidates without formal language qualifications may be considered. For full details of entry requirements see the University website.

Frech, German, Spanish

Months of entry


Course content

This course is in partnership with over 100 local primary schools. It is rated highly by local schools, students and Ofsted. It provides training in all National Curriculum subjects with a particular focus on Mathematics, English and Science. High quality support is provided by University based tutors and trained school based tutors. Over 50% of the programme is based in Partnership Schools. It leads directly to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and ultimately membership of the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE). Trainees audit their progress against the QTS Standards. They are assessed continually during professional placements in school and receive high quality feedback. Subject knowledge in English, mathematics and science is audited regularly. In addition assignments are submitted which relate to the teaching of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. In order to achieve QTS trainees must, also, pass the Teacher Training Agency QTS skills tests in numeracy, literacy and ICT. The programme prepares participants to teach children aged 5-11 in the primary phase. The Manchester University Primary PGCE course is highly regarded by local headteachers and the rate of employment of trainees from the course is consistently high.

Information for international students

For further infornation about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Fees and funding

Please see the TDA website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months

Course contact details

School of Education
+44 (0)161 306 1762