Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Initial Teacher Training

Take the Salaried School Direct route into teaching with Liverpool John Moores University and gain Qualified Teacher Status for primary or secondary level. Train to teach from within a school setting and be involved in school life from the first day of term. Follow a curriculum developed and delivered in partnership with local schools. Although you will spend the majority of your time in school there are university-based training sessions which include: a week long summer school, weekly campus sessions and a number of conference days towards the end of the course. Additional training and professional development sessions are organised in school by the Lead School. You should expect to undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation, not only to support your course assignments, but also your school-based work. Your personal tutor will meet with you formally six times a year to monitor your progress, provide guidance and advice and set targets for your development. You will also be allocated a teacher mentor who will organise and supervise your school-based training. Your mentor will be supported by an LJMU tutor who will visit your school several times during the year to monitor your progress. The following secondary subjects are available for salaried School Direct programmes with LJMU: Art and design; biology; chemistry; computer science; design technology; English; geography; history; mathematics; modern languages; music; physics; religious education.

Entry requirements

Each applicant will be considered on in consultation with an LJMU admissions tutor and may be asked to attend a selection event in school. Selection is based upon performance in teaching and written tasks and interviews which may involve the school�s learners. The selection process will involve the schools� teachers and senior leaders and LJMU tutors. Normally, the following conditions will also need to be met: First degree of 2.2 or above (some Lead Schools will require a 2.1); GCSE Grade C equivalent in English and Maths (and in a science subject for Primary programmes); QTS Skills Tests must be passed; evidence of experience in a UK school setting; a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau; CRB) is required for all students prior to starting the programme.

Course modules

Developing reflective professional practice; pedagogy in practice; inclusion.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used during the course including:critical reflections on practice, literature review, small scale research projects and design and analysis of learning experiences. A final assessment will be based on observation of your teaching practice and the evidence base that you develop during training.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGDE Full-time - 10 months

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