Primary PGCE (with QTS)


Primary 3-7 years PGCE (with QTS) UCAS Course Code G844

A one–year full-time course for candidates wishing to specialise in the 3-8 age range. Trainees will complete teaching placements in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.  


Primary 5-11 years PGCE (with QTS) – UCAS Course Code 2JYL

A one–year full-time course for those wishing to specialise in the 5-11 age range. Trainees will complete teaching placements in two contrasting schools as well as gaining experience in EYFS and Key Stage 3.

Our Primary ITT programmes lead to Qualified Teacher Status and the award of PGCE from our Russell Group Partner, the University of Manchester and 60 Masters level credits. *  

*The PGCE route is only open to applicants with a degree classification of 2.2 or higher. Please ask about the non PGCE route. 


Entry Criteria 

  • A UK undergraduate degree (or NARIC-verified equivalent) 2.2 or higher. 
  • A grade C/4 or above in GCSE English, maths and science (or equivalent). 

Candidates who do not currently meet the GCSE entry requirements may be able to complete an equivalency test. 



Fees for this route are £9,250.

Note: a small number of trainees choose to complete the programme without a PGCE. Fees for this route are £6,250.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for: 

  • Tuition fee and maintenance loan. 
  • Additional financial support if you are a parent or have a disability. 


Full details are available here at Get Into Teaching

Tuition fee and maintenance loans are available through Student Finance England 


To Apply

Please apply through UCAS at 

Alliance for Learning UCAS Provider Codes:   UCAS Provider Code G65 

Early applications are recommended as places fill up quickly. 

All applicants will be required to complete a disclosure and barring service check (DBS). 


If you are interested in any of our programmes, we’d love to hear from you.  Contact us at