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School of Teacher Education


All Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses at Liverpool Hope offer students the opportunity to combine a programme of theory with real world experience. The initial professional development focuses what underpins the work of an effective and successful teacher, while school placements offer you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

We offer the following:

PGCE Early Years

PGCE Primary 


School Direct route (subject to availability).

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

For the School Direct route you will undertake work experience in at least two schools where, with the support and guidance of school-based mentors and University tutors, you will apply your University-based learning to the school environment and support of children and young people's learning.

Liverpool Hope strives to provide opportunities for teacher training to all and is committed to encouraging recruitment and supporting retention of trainees from a black or minority ethnic background. We accept International applications for all of our PGCE courses.


Belfast PGCE Interview and Information Event - Friday 31st March & Saturday 1st April - more information


Get into Teaching - Apply now for 2017 entry

The School of Teacher Education is seeking highly-motivated future teachers to undertake our Teacher Training programmes for September 2017 entry.

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place on one of our initial teacher training courses. Liverpool Hope is one of the largest providers of such courses in the UK and also, we believe, one of the very best. We are particularly proud of our overall 99% student satisfaction rate* and the fact that our graduate teachers are among the most sought after by Schools, as evidenced by our well-above average employability rates.

The School of Teacher Education’s BA QTS, PGCE, SCHOOL DIRECT and PGDE programmes are now open for September 2017 start, and we are delighted to confirm that as a result of our recent successes, we have been given a generous allocation of places for all our Teacher Training courses. We also plan to run our PGDE in Further and Post-compulsory Education, which is not currently subject to government restrictions in numbers.

You can apply for all our courses via the UCAS website.

If you require any further information about any of our programmes, please contact:

Faculty of Education:

T: 0151 291 3410  



*Source: The National Student Survey 2016 which surveys all final year Undergraduate students across the country on Student Satisfaction.