About the course
Liverpool Hope University is one of the country's leading providers of Initial Teacher Education. The PGDE in Further and Post-Compulsory Education is a Master's level qualification which is aimed at high quality graduates wishing to pursue a teaching career in further education colleges, work-based learning, adult education, community education, offender education and the charitable sector.
It is an intensive, demanding, yet very rewarding programme running from early September. Students will be on teaching placements at local educational settings as an integral part of the programme. You will gain experience of teaching and learning alongside other education professionals with support from university-based tutors and institution-based mentors. Tutors are dedicated to individual student support and work closely with partners in educational providers to develop excellent educational practitioners.
How school placements work
Alongside the teaching at Hope Park, student teachers will complete a minimum of 100 hours of teaching in an appropriate placements. There will be two placements which may be further education colleges, work-based learning, adult education, community education, offender education or the charitable sector. The placement expertise will start with observation of various lessons and teachers. Trainees will then move onto supporting within the classroom, before delivering their own lessons.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
An Undergraduate Honours Degree, 2:2 or above in the subject area in which you intend to teach or related area.
GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics and English at C/4 or above
Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on a successful interview, as well as a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.
About the training provider
Liverpool Hope University has been providing first class training opportunities for aspirational teaching professionals for nearly 175 years. The PGCE course offered is an intensive and challenging yet rewarding programme aimed at high quality graduates who have a real passion for their subject and a desire to inspire the next generation.
If you train to teach with us, you will have the opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals, drawn from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, who bring with them a rich diversity of experience. The tutor teams are dedicated to providing individually tailored support as you work towards becoming an aspirational Hope Teaching Professional.
We have developed strong, long standing partnerships with a wide range of schools across the North West, enabling us to provide you with the best school based training. At Liverpool Hope, we are committed to the idea that teachers are formed not trained, and therefore provide the theoretical and practical support you will need to become an outstanding classroom practitioner. A programme of engaging and interactive lectures, seminars, workshops and conference days supports the school based experience, enabling you to become a critically reflective professional, confident in making well informed, independent judgements.
TEF Gold Award
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was introduced by the Government to build evidence about the performance of the UK’s higher education sector. Based on the evidence gathered, TEF awarded Liverpool Hope the gold award in recognition of the consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes delivered for its students.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We endeavour to ensure equality of educational opportunity across our diverse student community. The University will take reasonable steps to ensure that the general need for access and the specific requirements of individuals with additional support needs are addressed. The Learning Support Team works with disabled students in order to minimise any potential disadvantage they may face because of their disability. Find out more about disability support at Hope, (https://www.hope.ac.uk/lifeathope/studentsupport/)
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Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9JD
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