Liverpool College Teaching Partnership Mathematics (27FB)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Liverpool Hope University
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk

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Course summary

Our trainees will have two placement schools - Liverpool College and one other. You will spend September - February half term in one school and then the rest of the year in the contrasting school. This gives you the chance to form strong links with both staff and pupils in both placements, so that you are genuinely part of the school community.

Liverpool College is a state funded academy which educates boys and girls aged 4-19 on a 28 acre campus in South Liverpool. Since 1840, the schools intent is to empower the young people of Liverpool and beyond to fulfil their dreams by delivering a transformational and exceptional education.

School placements

There are several schools within the alliance from around Liverpool. The main two schools are Liverpool College and Birkdale High School. We aim for all trainees to experience two contrasting schools such as a mixed school and an all boys or girls school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in mathematics or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

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Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

The School Direct teacher training programme allows postgraduate trainees to work closely with a school to gain a teaching qualification, while still having the benefits of university support and study. If you choose to train with Liverpool College and Birkdale High School Direct Alliance, you will participate in the PGCE programme offered by Liverpool Hope University, having your subject training delivered by Liverpool Hope tutors except in Classics which will be delivered by Classics teachers from Liverpool College, whilst your professional development will be provided in both Liverpool College and Birkdale High School by experienced teachers from the two schools. You will also have the opportunity to take part in PGCE conferences and other events organised by Liverpool Hope University. We feel that this mixture gives our trainees the best of both worlds – practical training led by professionals who really know the challenges of school life married with high quality academic input and the opportunity to mix with trainees from across the city region at Liverpool Hope University.

Interview process

Liverpool College will lead the interview. Trainees will be invited to interview at where you will undertake a 20 minute teaching task, an interview with subject specialists, a tour of the school with an opportunity to speak to current trainees and mentors, and finally a literacy assessment.

For more information, please contact Dr Joanne McNamara (Professional Learning Co-ordinator): jmcnamara@liverpoolcollege.org.uk

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

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Contact this training provider

Email
jmcnamara@liverpoolcollege.org.uk
Telephone
0151 724 4000
Website
http://www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk
Address
Liverpool College
Queen's Drive
Mossley Hill
Liverpool
L18 8BG

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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