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Liverpool Hope University has a long established tradition of delivering high quality Teacher Education. Our founding college, Warrington Training College, opened in 1844 with the remit of educating teachers and over the past 169 years, Liverpool Hope has continued to develop and invest in our teacher training programmes. We are therefore pleased to welcome and support School Direct - an innovative new route into teaching introduced in 2012/2013, which enables schools to take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). One of the key benefits for Liverpool Hope University School Direct trainees is the opportunity for development and progression.

Our School Direct Partnership believes that it is vital that all of our trainees have the academic and theoretical underpinning to become outstanding practitioners within the field of Education. This is why we make it compulsory for all trainees completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) to study at Masters level. This aspect of the training takes place at our Hope Park campus.

The PGCE is a 60 credit award that can offer progression, upon successful application, onto our Masters in Education (180 credits in total) for those students who want to pursue further study.

Please note that School Direct is non-salaried.

The University’s Faculty of Education places a strong emphasis on partnerships and we work closely with schools, dioceses and the community to design, deliver and quality assure training that results in the education of outstanding, passionate and talented teachers. We recognise that the quality of our students gaining Qualified Teacher Status is dependent on the valuable work carried out in schools and ensuring a collaborative approach is maintained at every stage of the management and delivery process.

We are currently working with a number of schools on School Direct to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School and the networks in which they operate.

We look forward to working with you.