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School of Teacher Education


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.

Our PGCE Courses:

PGCE Early Years (Ages 3-7)

PGCE Primary (Ages 5-11) 

Secondary (Ages 11-18)

School Direct route (subject to availability).


The PGCE Primary (5-11) 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.


Get into Teaching - 2018 entry

The School of Teacher Education is seeking highly-motivated future teachers to undertake our Teacher Training programmes for September 2018 entry.

PGCE Selection Events - Wednesday 20th September and Wednesday 4th October 2017 - If you are considering applying for a PGCE course starting in September 2018, you may be eligible to attend one of our PGCE Selection Events to get a head start on securing a PGCE place at Liverpool Hope University.

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place on one of our initial teacher training courses. Liverpool Hope is one of the largest providers of such courses in the UK and also, we believe, one of the very best. We are particularly proud of our overall 99% student satisfaction rate* and the fact that our graduate teachers are among the most sought after by schools, as evidenced by our well-above average employability rates.

The School of Teacher Education’s BA QTS, PGCE, School Direct and PGDE programmes are now open for September 2017 start, and we are delighted to confirm that as a result of our recent successes, we have been given a generous allocation of places for all our Teacher Training courses. 

You can apply for all our courses via the UCAS website.

If you require any further information about any of our programmes, please contact:

Faculty of Education:

T: 0151 291 3410  



*Source: The National Student Survey 2016 which surveys all final year Undergraduate students across the country on Student Satisfaction.