Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Primary Initial Teacher Training

Take the School Direct route into primary teaching with Liverpool John Moores University and gain Qualified Teacher Status. This school-centric teacher training programme offers invaluable classroom experience. Although students spend the majority of their time in school there are university-based training sessions at the IM Marsh campus. These 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. As this is a postgraduate course, students should expect to undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation, not only to support their course assignments, but also their school-based work.Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

Applications are made through UCAS to the Lead School. Each applicant is considered in consultation with a Liverpool John Moores University admissions tutor and may be asked to attend a selection event in school. Selection is based on performance in teaching and written tasks and interviews which may involve the school�s learners. The selection process involves the schools� teachers and senior leaders as well as Liverpool John Moores University tutors. Normally applicants need: a 1st degree of 2.2 or above (some Lead Schools require a 2.1); GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and maths (and in a science subject for Primary programmes); QTS skills tests; evidence of experience in a UK school setting; a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (prior to starting the programme).

Course modules

For School Direct (Tuition fee) PGCE, the core modules focus on: developing reflective professional practice; learning teaching and assessment; subject pedagogy. For School Direct (Tuition fee) PGDE, the following additional modules are studied: pedagogy in practice; professional practice; inclusion.

Assessment methods

The course is delivered through 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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