NB:  We, Manchester Local Authority, are not directly involved with the provision of teacher training programmes or in awarding the qualifications/statuses outlined below. The following information is intended to help point you in the right direction with links to further in-depth information to help get you started.

Qualifications and requirements...

To become a qualified teacher in England you will need a recognised qualification namely Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Other qualifications such as Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)  and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) also enable you to teach in England.  The award of EYTS enables you to teach only Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5 year olds).

To find out which qualification would best suit you and for more comprehensive and detailed information about the various routes into teaching, the support available including advice and guidance relating to grants and funding, please visit the UK Government Department for Education (DfE) Get into Teaching website or their National Careers Service website where you can view specific career details, individual requirements and training opportunites in the following areas:


|  Primary Teachers

|  Secondary Teachers

|  Early Years Teachers

|  Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teachers

|  FE Teacher/Lecturer

|  Teaching Assistants


Institutions in central Manchester where you can train to become a teacher.....


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In addition to the programmes offered by the above universities, Teach First teacher training programmes place you in the classroom, where you learn to teach and lead from the front. Unlike most graduate schemes, you have real responsibility and make a difference from day one.  For further information about teacher training and careers leaders programmes, please visit their website

Current Vacancies

For a list of teaching posts currently available in Manchester, please visit our Vacancies page.

To view available posts in Greater Manchester, please visit greater.jobs

For a list of vacancies nationwide, please visit the government teaching job service


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