Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University


Students train to teach Primary Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 (3-7 years) at Liverpool John Moores University. Students graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Qualified Teacher Status. The course prepares students for a career as an innovative and creative teacher of 3-7 year olds, working in excellent schools. Students have the opportunity to go on placements in nurseries, reception classes and Key Stage 1 settings and enhance their learning further with an international placement at a Swedish pre-school, a special school, Children�s Centre or other out-of-school setting. Students can go on to complete their MA in their 1st year of employment and look forward to excellent career development opportunities.University-based study includes: a full time block of 3 weeks at the start of the course; 1 day per week until January; 4, week-long, full time study blocks between January and June and a number of conference days. Additional professional development sessions are organised in school during placements. Students undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation to support their course assignments and school-based work and should be prepared to work some evenings and weekends. Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

All applicants, meeting the following criteria, are invited to a University selection event. On application: a minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or recognised equivalent); a minimum grade C GCSE (or equivalent) in mathematics, English language and science; a desire to teach young children plus boundless enthusiasm; original evidence of GCSEs and the applicant's degree (if they have already graduated) are required at interview. Prior to starting the course: passes in numeracy and literacy tests; 5 weeks experience (within a 2 year period) in a UK Early Years setting; an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, the cost of which is met by Liverpool John moores University; applicants also need to complete a medical health questionnaire.

Course modules

Modules include: professional practice; developing reflective professional practice; pedagogy in the foundation subjects; pedagogy in practice; learning teaching and assessment in the core curriculum; inclusion.

Assessment methods

The course employs a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, seminars, interactive workshops, group discussion and reflection, problem solving and micro-teaching.


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

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