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Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Welcome to the School of Teacher Education

If you are interested in applying to attend one of our PGCE Selection Days, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

All Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses at Liverpool Hope offer students the opportunity to combine a programme of theory with real world experience. The initial professional development focuses what underpins the work of an effective and successful teacher, while school placements offer you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

We offer PGCE Early Years,  PGCE Primary and Secondary courses through the University taught and the School Direct route (subject to availability).

The PGCE Primary University taught course lasts 38 weeks, of which you will spend approximately 20 weeks gaining practical experience in schools.  School experience is divided into periods of serial attachment (one or more days per week).  During these periods you will work in primary classrooms with the guidance of trained mentors.  School and University-based elements of the course are interlinked. 

For the School Direct route you will undertake work experience in at least two schools where, with the support and guidance of school-based mentors and University tutors, you will apply your University-based learning to the school environment and support of children and young people's learning.

Liverpool Hope strives to provide opportunities for teacher training to all and is committed to encouraging recruitment and supporting retention of trainees from a black or minority ethnic background. We accept International applications for all of our PGCE courses for 2015 entry, please visit How to apply for details.


Undergraduate National Student Survey (NSS) 2015 

All PGCE Courses are delivered by The School of Teacher Education whose Undergraduate BA QTS Primary Teaching programme was rated Top in the Northwest for Overall Student Satisfaction achieving 99% in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) - a high profile census of nearly half a million final year undergraduate students across the UK.

NSS 2015 School of Teacher Education Results BA QTS

*SOURCE: National Student Survey (NSS) 2015.

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