We are currently recruiting for the following Secondary Subjects: Application open NOW for September 2020-21

Training Route

Training route trainees are classed as full time students and will pay tuition fees. You would be eligible to apply for student finance and to receive a bursary or scholarship.


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

COUrses we offer

  • Applied Art & Design

  • Biology*

  • Chemistry*

  • Computer Science

  • Design Technology*

  • Drama

  • English

  • Geography*

  • History*

  • Mathematics

  • Modern Languages*

  • Physical Education

  • Physics*

When applying for this programme trainees will have applied to specialise in one of the specific subject (*) . Whilst there is an expectation for trainees to focus on their chosen specialism, especially at Key Stage 4, it is also important that they become familiar with and cover/teach all areas in the department.


The overall aim of the subject component of the ITT programme course is to enable trainees to inspire, engage, stimulate and promote students’ learning through the teaching of outstanding lessons.

Trainees will develop their subject knowledge throughout the course considering in greater depths the different aspects of learning and teaching related to their subject. Through discussion with the subject mentors and class teachers, trainees will also develop awareness and understanding of particular aspects of their subject and how this effects students’ progression in lessons. By the end of the year trainees will have developed a reflective approach to their teaching allowing them to continue in their career to build upon their foundations and excel as outstanding practitioners.

course objectives

The subject knowledge component of the programme will run throughout the year in conjunction with the professional studies programme. This element will reinforce the overall aims of the programme and in particular the subject knowledge component will enable trainees to:

  • develop an appreciation of the place and role of the subject within the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculums.

  • develop an appreciation of the national agenda and how the role of classroom teacher can enhance this at the local level.

  • become familiar with the statutory curricula, frameworks and specifications, particularly with reference to the trainees specialism within Key Stage 4 and Post 16 pathways.

  • gain an understanding of the ways that students learn and develop a variety of learning and teaching approaches to support students in achieving their potential within the subject area.

  • plan, prepare and put into practice appropriate units of work and lesson plans.

  • develop a range of evaluation and reflection skills to allow trainees to take a reflective approach to their teaching.

  • develop and implement a range of assessment for learning strategies within the subject area.

  • prepare students at all levels for assessment at Key Stages 3 and 4.

  • become confident and competent to engage in the professional role and responsibilities of the class teacher.

Trainees may also be expected to engage in and complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course to run prior to and in parallel with the ITT programme course. This course will complement and enhance the learning with regards to subject knowledge. Each course will be personalised and tailored to individual trainees.

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Graduates with a 2:1 and above can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot also receive a bursary. Trainees who are not awarded a scholarship may be eligible for a bursary, if they meet the eligibility criteria.


2 Silchester Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8NT

North Manchester ITT Teaching Partnership

Call: 0161 202 0161

North Manchester ITT Teaching Partnership is part of the Greater Manchester Academies Trust, Oakwood Corporate Services, 3rd Floor, 1 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire,,WA14 2DT. Phone: 0161 202 0161