CAPITAL Sefton, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher status. You will join a community of students at IMMarsh campus for University-based sessions, which begin with a Summer School during the last week of August.
The Postgraduate Certificate is assessed through the 2 modules. The Award of QTS is integral to one of the academic modules. Trainees also submit one academic essay in two parts which focuses on reflecting on aspects of your practice. The course team and our Partnership schools have worked together to ensure that the PGCE Award is both relevant and manageable.
In the first term, students spend one day per week with LJMU with the remaining days in the home school. In the latter half of the training year, the amount of school-based experience increases to 5 days a week. The Primary programme will focus predominantly on developing your subject knowledge and subject pedagogy in all primary curriculum subjects, so that you have the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to become a confident teacher of the 5-11 age range. In addition, lead lectures and seminars develop student teachers’ confidence in a range of relevant issues; classroom and behaviour management; meeting individual needs and inclusion; planning and assessment etc. There is a strong emphasis on social justice issues in education and on mental health and well-being. We want you to develop into an inclusive and reflective teacher, with the skills, energy and resilience needed to make a real difference in schools.
Over the course of the training, experience will be gained across all key stages and in at least two schools, with one school acting as a Home School for the majority of the year. In addition to the time spent in a Home School, you will also undertake an alternative placement of roughly 6 weeks in a contrasting school between January and February.
There will also be professional development days held at St Nicholas CE Primary School, Crosby and at our Partner Schools. These workshop based sessions are led by experienced teachers and senior leaders and are designed to support students in developing the professional skills needed in the classroom.
Our last cohort of trainees has consistently rated this provision and training as excellent with many commenting on positive support received and tailored experience and training offered.