Teacher Education

With over 6,000 jobs open every year in Greater Manchester, teachers, teaching assistants and trainers are always in demand in the area. Providing roles that promise competitive salaries and rewarding experiences, if you really want to influence and change lives, this is a career to focus on.

At The Manchester College we offer a whole host of teacher education, trainer and assessor courses to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to succeed in the future. Whether you want to develop your general expertise as a teaching assistant or focus on teaching a specific subject, you’ll find an option for you here. If you're looking for post-graduate or other higher-level degree courses our partner UCEN Manchester have a number of courses you may choose to progress to. 

Our courses in teacher education and training are as diverse as possible to reflect the varied, constantly changing role of a teacher. You’ll be able to study specialist Level 3 awards in teaching maths and English, Level 5 diplomas in helping learners with dyslexia, BA (Hons) degrees in educational development, and PGCE courses up to Level 7 in teaching young people.

General Teaching Courses

We offer a range of general teaching and assessment courses including:

  • Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Level 3 Education and Training
  • Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement

Specialist Teaching Courses 

We offer a range of teaching qualifications enabling you to develop specialist skills for your teaching and assessment role, including:

  • Level 5 Teaching English: Literacy
  • Level 5 Teaching Maths: Numeracy
  • Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Degree Level Teaching Courses

Together with UCEN Manchester, we have a range of degree-level and postgraduate-level teaching courses to help you take your career to the next level, including:

  • PGCE (Lifelong Learning)

In our teacher education and training department, we have a number of dedicated classrooms to support your journey to becoming a teacher or trainer in the lifelong learning sector, including a comprehensive IT suite. You’ll also have access to hundreds of teaching and learning resources for you to use to enable you to learn about your own teaching practice.

A number of our Teacher Education programmes are based at Shena Simon Campus in Manchester city centre, while some are delivered at external locations.

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I am delighted with my progress from year one. I have learnt some excellent teaching strategies and have improved in confidence, and in my teaching and planning abilities.

Lauren Holowko • PGCE Year 2 student

An awesome learning experience from The Manchester College. So many tools are now at my disposal, and our student feedback is even more positive. This is all due to the training I received at The Manchester College.

Neil Wildman • Award in Education and Training student