Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University


The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Liverpool Hope University provides our students with a career entry and development profile that stands them in good stead to develop professionally through their first year of teaching, as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), and beyond.Teaching is intellectually and creatively demanding; the National Curriculum indicates much of what teachers teach but the teachers themselves determine how they actually do this. Teachers guide and mould the young people in their care by focusing on their academic learning and development. Such a responsibility requires teachers to carefully plan their own preparation for the profession.

Entry requirements

First degree 2.1 or above incorporating at least 50 percent in a national curriculum subject; a 2.2 will be considered if applicants meet all the relevant entry requirements; grade C in English, mathematics and science at GCSE (or equivalent); applications with these qualifications pending will be considered. Minimum 6 months observation in a mainstream primary school; knowledge of the national curriculum; the ability to communicate clearly, fluently and accurately in spoken and written Standard English.

Course modules

The course lasts 38 weeks, of which our students spend approximately 20 weeks gaining practical experience in schools. School experience is divided into periods of serial attachment (1 or more days per week). During these periods, students will work in primary classrooms with the guidance of trained mentors. School and University-based elements of the course are interlinked.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0151 291 3111