Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University


A residential experience at a youth hostel to consider the management of fieldwork and practice in completing risk assessments forms part of the training. Trainees gain 60 Masters Level credits (1/3 of a Masters Degree) which can be used for progression to higher academic and professional awards. Applicants have the choice of university-based or school direct routes and also of location for taught sessions - our new Birley campus in Manchester or our Cheshire campus in Crewe.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a relevant degree normally at 2.1 or above (if the applicant has a degree in a closely related subject such as environmental science, applied geology or urban studies, an identifiable level of engagement with geography modules will need to be evidenced), or equivalent; at least 2 weeks of experience in relevant school setting(s); GCSE English language and mathematics grades C or above; a pass in the Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy. An enhanced disclosure and barring service check and satisfactory health check are needed.

Course modules

Core units: practice credit 1 (induction phase); practice credit 2 (teaching placement block a: formation of personal practice); practice credit 3 (teaching placement block b: development of personal practice); practice credit 4 (enrichment phase); professional practice; subject pedagogy (geography).

Assessment methods

There are 2 elements of assessment: teaching, incorporating school experience files, that capture evidence of the range of your experiences, this element will be assessed by mentors and judged against the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status; written assignments, this element builds on the teaching experience and integrates theory with practice and observation. In addition, there are several course completion requirements: the record of professional development (a portfolio of evidence of personal and professional development); the career entry profile (completed at the point of becoming a newly qualified teacher and taken with students into their 1st post); satisfactory attendance and professional engagement with the course requirements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

Key information

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