School of Education

University of Manchester

Primary Education with Languages Specialism

The programme seeks to equip trainees with an understanding of the key issues in integrating languages into the primary curriculum, and to introduce them to language teaching methodology for young learners; additionally, the programme aims to enable trainees to assess and improve their own language skills to ensure they have a sufficient target language baseline to be effective beginning practitioners in the primary languages classroom; successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 in any subject; applicants must possess a qualification equivalent to GCSE English, mathematics; GCSE science at grade C or higher, can be in the process of being taken at the time of making an application; applicants must also have completed a minimum of 5 days observation experience in a UK state primary school prior to making an application; applicant must also possess a strong academic background at A-level and degree level, or equivalent; The University of Manchester operates a points-based system for assessment of academic qualifications, which takes account of the subjects studied in combination with the level of academic achievement in the subject; in addition to the requirements for the general primary course, applicants for the languages specialism must also hold at least a good A-level in the target language; in some cases, those applicants without formal qualifications may also be considered, provided that they possess language competence equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Key information

PGCE Admissions Administrator, School of Education
Telephone number: 
0161 275 37617