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University of Manchester

The School Direct PGCE course with Teach Cheshire is accredited by The University of Manchester, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. It is a full-time, one-year programme. On successful completion of the programme, you will receive:

  • a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Secondary
  • recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • up to 60 master's-level credits towards further study.

Most of the year is spent on placement in your home school with a 6-7 week placement in a different school in the Spring. Around 40 days are spent in the University refining your subject knowledge and understanding of pedagogy. University days are mainly organised as blocks in September, January and March. University tutorials are held at The University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road, Manchester.

You are assessed against the Teacher Standards through regular lesson observations and the development of a portfolio of evidence. You submit a written assignment to the university each term, reflecting on teaching and learning pedagogy and its application in the classroom.

University of Chester

The School Direct PGCE course with Teach Cheshire is accredited by The University of Chester, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. It is a full-time, one-year programme. On successful completion of the programme, you will receive:

  • a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Secondary
  • recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • up to 60 master's-level credits towards further study.

Most of the year is spent on placement in your home school with a 6-7 week placement in a different school in the Spring. Around 35 days are spent in the University refining your subject knowledge and understanding of pedagogy. University days are mainly organised as two blocks early in the autumn and spring terms and most Fridays whilst on teaching practice. University tutorials are held at the Riverside Campus in Chester or at Wade Deacon High School in Widnes.

You are assessed against the Teacher Standards through regular lesson observations and the development of a portfolio of evidence. You submit a written assignment to the university each term, reflecting on teaching and learning pedagogy and its application in the classroom.