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

Venue

Liverpool John Moores University

Egerton Court (Headquarters),

2 Rodney Street,

Liverpool,

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.

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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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