initial teacher training route 

North Manchester ITT Partnership aims to provide a personalised programme that will enable you to develop at a challenging but supported pace. You will follow a salaried or training route pathway but developments will be determined on an individual basis; it is unlikely that any two timetables will be identical.

Our Initial Teacher Training Programme runs for one academic year on a full time basis. You will start the programme in September 2019 with salaried trainees contracted for the whole academic year and training route trainees completing by the middle of July. You will spend 4 days in your substantive setting (training school) with Friday (9:00am – 3:00pm) dedicated to weekly  professional studies session. NMITTP will also offer a number of twilight opportunities that will enable you to develop your practice. You will also be able to attend additional sessions in your host school to develop reflection and pedagogy. The majority of core training routes trainees will complete their PGCE; salaried route trainees are not offered the PGCE but will complete a research project.  Master level work will be completed in conjunction with the training via a blend of face to face and on-line support provided by Manchester Metropolitan University. During term 2 you will be given a second setting experience lasting 6 weeks. This second setting experience will take place in a contrasting school or setting. We currently offer 2 training routes as part of our Initial Teacher Training programme:

TRaining Route 

Training route trainees are classed as full time trainees and will pay tuition fees. You would be eligible to apply for student finance and to receive a bursary or scholarship. To access The Manchester Metropolitan University's PGCE you must have a first honours degree of a 2:2 or higher. NMITTP does accept trainees with a third class honours degree and if your application is successful then we will reduce your fees to £6,500.  


This route is ideal for those with less school experience and you will be supernumerary. Find out more about student finance here

SAlaried Route 

Salaried route trainees are employed and paid as an unqualified teachers and do not have to pay tuition fees. If you have 3 years vocational experience (either within education or industry) then you are able to apply for our salaried route. Please note that in the majority of cases you will need to have support from your current employing school. Your school will need to enter into ITT Partnership with NMITTP and will usually be situated within Greater Manchester.

This route is ideal for candidates with significant experience within schools and who would be able to start teaching in September 2019.

For salaried route frequently asked questions click here

assessment only

Our Assessment Only route allows experienced teachers with a degree to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by demonstrating that they have met all of the standards (QTS) at a high level. To be eligible for this route you must be working as an unqualified teacher and to have taught in at least two schools, early years and/or further education settings.


As part of the process you will have an initial assessment meeting where one of our highly trained assessors will observe you teach and meet with you and your head teacher (or mentor) to look through your evidence of achieving the QTS standards. All being well they will then provide you with advice and set a date for a final assessment to sign you off as achieving the standards. 


Please note that we are currently open for new applications


We work closely with the Manchester Metropolitan University to provide Level 7 PGCE accredited modules for trainees who are the training route. This provision is completely led and administrated by the University.