Liverpool College Teaching Partnership Classics (2X92)

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.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
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

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

Be able to teach some Latin.

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.

Use a third party to complete.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 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

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

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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

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Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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