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 Business includes subject sessions concentrating on the pedagogy of teaching Business along with working with local employers to enhance business education. School placements will cover the 14-18 age range, along with a KS3 enhancement opportunity.
PGCE applications available here
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|Computer Science with ICT||IX99|
French with German - RX12
French with Spanish - RXD1
German with French - RX21
Spanish - R44X
Spanish with French - RX44
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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.
Preferably an Undergraduate Honours Degree 2:1 or above, incorporating at least 50% subject related for the following subjects, a 2:2 may be considered.
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).
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, we also 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.
Home/EU fees for 2020/21 entry are £9,250
Dependent upon your degree classification and the subject to be studied, training bursaries & scholarships may be available and range from £34,000 to £6,000. Please see information on the Department of Education 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 PGCE Chemistry, Languages, Mathematics or Physics you could receive £32k or £34k in total - £26k as a tax-free bursary or £28k scholarship with additional payments of £6k after tax once in teaching. You'll need to have completed a non-salaried teacher training course and received a bursary or scholarship in the academic year 2020/21, You’ll receive three additional early-career payments of £2k each in your second, third and fourth year of teaching - enhancements to these payments are available if you teach in specified areas in England. You must have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing your teacher training course, further details available here
Intenrational fees for 2020/21 entry are £9,250 (provisional)
Completion of a Secondary PGCE programme gives you Qualified Teacher Status, allowing you to become a teacher in a secondary school.