The University of Manchester has been identified as the best University provider for Primary Initial Teacher Training in the country in the 2013 Good Teacher Guide, just published.
The University of Manchester was also rated sixth, up one place from last year, for its Primary and Secondary Teacher Training Programmes.
The news confirms the University of Manchester as the leading Northern University provider of teacher training.
The guide, based upon Entry qualifications, quality of provision, and take-up of teaching posts, is published annually by the Centre for Education and Employment Research.
It ranks over 70 providers of teacher training on the quality of trainees degrees, how well trainees rate their training and how successful trainee teachers are in securing employment.
Since the guide was first published in 1998 the University of Manchester has consistently been in the top ten nationally of all providers.
Professor David Hall, Head of the Manchester Institute of Education said: “The University of Manchester’s outstanding performance reflects the strength of our partnership with local schools and teachers and the quality of our university based provision. It is gratifying that once again my colleagues in the Manchester Institute of Education and our PGCE partnership are enjoying public confirmation of this achievement.”