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Tomorrow’s teachers celebrate at PGCE and PGDE ceremonies

The next generation of aspiring teachers came together to celebrate the end of their studies and collect a certificate in recognition of their professional qualifications.

Held in Hope Chapel, three special ceremonies marked the presentation of Postgraduate Certificates in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Diplomas of Education (PGDE).

Friends and family members gathered to witness Early Years, Primary, Secondary and PGDE students celebrate the end of one chapter and the start of the next.

Monksdown Primary School Choir and PGCE Music graduates performed at the ceremonies, and prizes were awarded to the best performing students.

Lisa Dobbins, who studied PGCE Primary (QTS), decided to take a chance on moving away from home in Ireland to study at Liverpool Hope.

She said: “I’d heard that Hope’s Education courses were very successful and chose the University over others after visiting the campus and getting a home-from-home feel.

“The support from lecturers was outstanding and although I’m nervous to start my first teaching role in September, I feel fully prepared thanks to the teaching, support and advice from my tutors.”

The PGCE and PGDE celebrations mark the start of the Summer Graduation season at Liverpool Hope, with Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral hosting three ceremonies next week.