Primary training

All applications for Initial Teacher Training must be made through the GOV.UK website here


Our Primary Training Route Programme runs for one academic year on a full time basis or two academic years on a part time basis. 


The programme is designed so that trainees spend four days of the week in their host school, with the final day of the week at the NMITTP base for their Professional Studies sessions.


Every trainee will be assigned a mentor at their host school, who will meet with them weekly, conduct observations, give feedback and support their progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards.


During Term 2, trainees will complete a six week second placement in a contrasting school setting.


This route is ideal for those with less school experience and trainees will be supernumerary.

From September 2020 all trainees who opt for a primary route can follow one of two courses: 

age range 3-7

This course enables trainees to specialise in Early Years and Key Stage 1 and school placements will be within these age phases.

age range 5-11

This course enables trainees to specialise in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and school placements will be within these age phases. 


At the end of the Primary Training Route Programme, trainees are assessed against the Teachers’ Standards.  They will present, to the NMITTP panel, their best evidence against each of the standards and if successful, will be awarded QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

additional qualification: pgcert (SCITT)

Included in the fees for our Primary Training Route Programme, trainees complete a PGCERT (SCITT) with Manchester Metropolitan University. This Level 7 qualification is the equivalent to a third of a Master’s Degree and these credits can be used to gain a full Master’s Degree.  Trainees will complete assignments which are based around their own experiences within the classroom and will develop their reflective skills and improve teaching and learning.


To be eligible for the PGCERT (SCITT), trainees must have 320 credits from an honours degree.  Trainees who are not eligible for the PGCERT (SCITT) are still able to complete the QTS qualification at a reduced fee.



Training route trainees will be required to pay a tuition fee of £9,000 for the programme.  This covers the cost of the PGCERT (SCITT).  Trainees are also eligible to apply for student finance. For more information, please click here

eligibility criteria

If you fit the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying, then please click here and type North Manchester ITT partnership into the find toolbar.