Liverpool College Teaching Partnership History (2SQ9)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Liverpool Hope University
Financial support
Student finance 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk

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About the course

Our trainees will have two placement schools – a ‘home’ school and an ‘away’ school. You will spend the majority of the year working in your ‘home’ school and then approximately six weeks in your ‘away’ school. This gives you the chance to form strong links with both staff and pupils in your ‘home’ placement, so that you are genuinely part of the school community. The ‘away’ school forms a contrast, giving you wider experience.

School placements

There are several schools within the alliance from around Liverpool. Trainee’s will experience two contrasting schools such as a mixed school and a all boys or girls school. Trainee’s spend two terms in their home school and one term in their away school.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

You should be a graduate with a 1st or 2:1 degree. For secondary teaching you must have a degree relevant to the subject you wish to specialise in. We will consider a graduate with a 2:2 who can demonstrate a passion and aptitude for teaching.

In Secondary, you must have a grade C or above in English and Mathematics.

Places available for September 2019

For more information, please contact Mrs S Lines (Assistant Principal):slines@liverpoolcollege.org.uk

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 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 is the lead school in the alliance and will take the lead on the recruitment process. Trainees will be invited to interview at Liverpool College where you will undertake a 20 minute observation, an interview with subject specialists, a tour of the school and an opportunity to speak to current trainees and mentors and finally a numeracy and literacy assessment. If the placement will be mainly in another of the partnership schools they will take the lead on the interview process. For more information, please contact Mrs S Lines (Assistant Principal):slines@liverpoolcollege.org.uk

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Contact this training provider

Email
slines@liverpoolcollege.org.uk
Telephone
0151 724 4000 ext 3245
Website
http://www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk
Address
Liverpool College
Queen's Drive
Mossley Hill
Liverpool
L18 8BG

Support and advice

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