We offer Primary and Secondary school based teacher training leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status and the option for a Masters level PGCert.


Upon successful completion of the programme, all trainees will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

You must hold QTS to take up a teaching post in England in a maintained school or non-maintained special school and whilst academies are free to employ unqualified teachers, QTS remains the qualification of choice and mark of quality.



You could gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCert) through our partner, Manchester Metropolitan University. The PGCert offers you an additional academic qualification and awards 60 credits at Masters level – that’s 1/3 of the 180 credits required for a Masters’ degree.

The PGCert includes a mix of high quality blended learning techniques as well as some face-to-face tutor-led sessions. The incorporation of blended learning provides flexibility and allows a bespoke programme of learning to fit around the QTS and the demands of school placements. Blended learning strategies will include: webinars, live chats, discussion forums and full access to the University’s online VLE resources.

In order to gain the PGCert, you will need to complete two modules and two written assignments. Manchester Metropolitan University will provide a personal tutor for each PGCert trainee enrolled with Star Teachers who will provide academic support and guidance in relation to the modules and assignments.

If you choose to follow the QTS plus PGCert route, you will also have access to the Manchester Metropolitan University facilities, including full library access and lending rights; ICT support and access to on-line learning resources held by the University.

The total cost of QTS plus PGCert is £9,250.