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PGDE NQT/RQT Enhancement Programme

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The PGDE NQT/RQT Enhancement Programme will provide an opportunity for you to engage critically with your own professional practice during your induction year and beyond and equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding essential to become effective and competent teaching practitioners.

Both accredited and non-accredited routes are available for NQTs and RQTs to enrol onto.

Programme aims

The programme aims to provide you with:

  • The knowledge, skills and understanding essential to become an effective and competent teaching practitioner
  • The skills to critically reflect so that you can improve on your own practice and make a significant contribution to improving your classroom practice and raising achievement 
  • The opportunity, and context, to engage critically with your own professional experiences.

What will the programme include*?

  • Three NQT/RQT Conferences that will take place at significant points throughout 2017-2018 (one per term) free of charge. Workshops and lectures will be led by guest speakers and experts in the field of education
  • Free/subsidised CPD opportunities throughout the year.
  • Access to teaching resources online (via Moodle and the website).
  • Student email account, library access (borrowing rights for up to 3 books) and NQT/RQT Moodle account.

For further information please email 

Three key conferences will be delivered throughout the year FREE OF CHARGE for LHU NQT/RQTs. 

2017/18 Professional Development Days

Friday 20th October 2017 Brave the Rage: Behaviour Management: solutions to bullying and anger
Friday 9th February 2018 Life in Modern Britain: Mental Health – supporting your own and your pupils’ wellbeing
Friday 8th June 2018 Female Gential Mutilation: Prevention and Safeguarding

In each conference a range of lectures, workshops and critical discussion will take place. Key themes will be addressed every year, depending on school, government and trainee needs. These may include:

  • Importance of School Community
  • Behaviour Management and Teacher Identity
  • Counter Terrorism Act & Security Act 2015
  • SEN in Practice
  • Policy: Government Priorities and Directives

Each conference will provide the opportunity to network with other NQTs and RQTs and speak with tutors/experts here at Liverpool Hope. For further details on the conferences or how to book please email

Further Accredited and Non-Accredited CPD

Details of further accredited and non-accredited CPD available at Liverpool Hope University can be found on our Education page and selecting the appropriate accredited or non-accredited tab on the page.

Please find below a range of links and documents that may be useful to you during your induction year:

Please find below a link to Liverpool Children and Young People's Service and relevant Diocesan Boards which will also have a duty to make sure all NQT's have met the standards set by the Department for Education. A programme of training is also provided which will supplement your school's own induction programme.

Local Authorities


For those of you searching for a teaching position keep up to date with TES Jobs.

NQT/RQT Library Access

To gain access to the Library services at Liverpool Hope you will need to apply as a visitor to the library which will give you 3 loans and a kit as well as use of the physical spaces and photocopiers. To do this, you need to visit the library page, read the information and download and return the visitor application form. On the form please tick the Teacher Visitor box, you will also need to provide a passport-size photograph and bring proof of identity.


Contact us

The NQT Team
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
L16 9JD

T: 0151 291 3834