What will I learn?

Become an outstanding Primary teacher at LJMU. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 5-11 age range.

  • Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative teacher of 5-11 year olds
  • Enjoy placements supported by excellent teacher mentors
  • Qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education featuring 120 Masters-level credits (ours is one of the few ITT courses to offer this) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the same cost and length of study as a PGCE
  • Spend 120 days on school placement, predominantly in a ƒ??Home Schoolƒ??
  • Go on to complete your MA in your first year of employment and look forward to excellent career development opportunities

As a P.E. specialist you will spend up to 50% of your time developing your area of specialism through a specific module in the teaching of P.E. at primary level and enhanced opportunities both within and across schools.

Our PGDE Primary programmes are designed to prepare you for a career as an innovative and creative teacher. You will be trained by highly experienced academic staff and school mentors.

At Foundation level our philosophy centres around a commitment to learning and teaching through play and interaction. This should not be seen as a ƒ??soft optionƒ??, but as a challenging and rigorous approach, which requires high level planning, organisation, intervention and assessment.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,100.00 (US$ 21,821) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Liverpool John Moores University

Egerton Court (Headquarters),

2 Rodney Street,


L1 2UA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You will need: a minimum 2:2 honours degree (or recognised equivalent); a demonstrable interest in and enthusiasm for teaching within the primary age range. You could show this in a number of ways - time spent in schools, knowledge of the curriculum, relevant practical experience; GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4/C (or above) or equivalent qualifications - level 2 numeracy and literacy are not acceptable. RPL is not accepted on this programme; IELTS score 7.0 (Minimum 6.5 in each component). If you accept a formal offer from LJMU you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children; Original evidence of GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade 4/C or above or equivalent and your degree (if you have already graduated) will be required if you are successful and receive an offer of a place on the course. This will form part of your offer conditions.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU ranks in the Global Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the world (The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021).

  • Investment of GBP 160 million into cutting-edge facilities
  • Located in ‘the coolest place to live in the UK’
  • Students from over 100 different countries

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