The Secondary PGCE programme will support students to consider the pedagogy of their chosen subject specialism in depth. This course aims to develop and integrate subject pedagogy and theory with classroom practice and equip student teachers with the skills necessary to become reflective and effective teachers of their chosen subject across the 11-18 age range.
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 on what underpins the work of an effective and successful teacher, while school placements offer you the opportunity to put theory into practice. School placements will cover the 11-16 age range, along with a KS5 enhancement.
PGCE applications available at ucas teacher training, link here
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Successful completion of this PGCE secondary course is achieved through the following ways:
Award of Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education - made upon successful completion of the formal subject based assignments at Masters Level and successful completion of the two teaching placements. This provides a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters Credits.
Award of Professional Certificate in Secondary Education - made upon successful completion of formal subject based assignments at least at Honours level but below Masters level and successful completion of two teaching placements for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Each PGCE Secondary course involves at least two placements in a secondary school setting. This gives you an opportunity to put theory into practice, ensuring that when you finish the degree you will be prepared for a fulfilling career as a teacher.
An Undergraduate Honours Degree 2:1 or above, incorporating at least 50% subject related for the following subjects:
An Undergraduate Honours Degree 2:2 or above, incorporating at least 50% subject related for the following subjects:
GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). These can be pending but required before enrolment
Relevant experience in a school setting is beneficial for your application, but not essential.
Offers will be subject to a successful interview, as well as a Health Check Statement and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).
It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course, please go to the Department of Education website for further details.
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this also we accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.
For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages.
Fees for 2019/20 entry are:
There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available that can help you fund your PGCE.
Dependent upon your degree classification and the subject to be studied, training bursaries & scholarships may be available and range from £28,000 to £4,000. Please see information on the Teaching Agency’s website.
These bursaries are administered by the University so students do not have to apply for these. You will receive a letter from the Student Finance Team informing you of your award after you have been given an Unconditional Firm Offer. Payments are made on the 5th working day of each month from October to July.
For bursary awards up to £15,000:
For bursary awards of £15,000 or over:
For Secondary Religious Education you may be interested in 'New Bursaries for Teacher Trainees with 2:2s' TES News.
Fees for 2019/20 entry are:
Completion of a Secondary PGCE programme gives you Qualified Teacher Status, allowing you to become a teacher in a secondary school.
It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. The tests cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.
The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for Key Skills Level 2/3. These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and you will still need these qualifications where necessary.
The Department of Education (DfE) has developed supporting materials to help candidates understand and prepare for the tests. The DfE website also has practice tests available to familiarise yourself with the tests. It is recommended that you only book your tests once you are confident and have a sound grasp of the skill required to pass the test. Skills tests are delivered via Learn Direct centres. You can visit the dedicated section of the Department of Education Professional Skills Tests website.
Before booking a skills test you will need to register online. Applicants for ITT courses should register online. Login details will be issued within two working days, enabling access to the skills tests booking pages where you can book and manage appointments and view your testing history.
If you require an access arrangement due to a disability, please follow the online instructions when booking your tests. Depending on your need, you may be able to apply directly online, or you may have to fill in an application form. If your requested arrangement requires an application form and evidence to be provided before the test, this may take up to 10 working days to process. For more details please read the information about access arrangements.
Here are a few helpful tips about the tests:
If you have any further questions regarding the skills test you can either contact our Student Recruitment team:
Telephone: 0151 291 3111
Alternative contacts below:
Skills Test helpline - Telephone: 0845 450 8867
Learndirect - Telephone: 0300 303 9613