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Overview

School Direct - Welcome from the Director

‌Liverpool Hope University has a long established tradition of delivering high quality Teacher Education. Our founding college, Warrington Training College, opened in 1844 with the remit of educating teachers and over the past 169 years, Liverpool Hope has continued to develop and invest in our teacher training programmes. We are therefore pleased to welcome and support School Direct - an innovative new route into teaching introduced in 2012/2013, which enables schools to take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). One of the key benefits for Liverpool Hope University School Direct trainees is the opportunity for development and progression.

Our School Direct Partnership believes that it is vital that all of our trainees have the academic and theoretical underpinning to become outstanding practitioners within the field of Education. This is why we make it compulsory for all trainees completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) to study at Masters level. This aspect of the training takes place at our Hope Park campus.

The PGCE is a 60 credit award that can offer progression, upon successful application, onto our Masters in Education (180 credits in total) for those students who want to pursue further study.

The University’s Faculty of Education places a strong emphasis on partnerships and we work closely with schools, dioceses and the community to design, deliver and quality assure training that results in the education of outstanding, passionate and talented teachers. We recognise that the quality of our students gaining Qualified Teacher Status is dependent on the valuable work carried out in schools and ensuring a collaborative approach is maintained at every stage of the management and delivery process.

We are currently working with a number of schools on School Direct to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School and the networks in which they operate.

We look forward to working with you.

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead

 

Funding

The tuition fee for full-time School Direct commencing September 2017 is £9,000.

 

Funding your study

Bursaries and Scholarships

Dependent upon your degree classification and the subject to be studied, training bursaries & scholarships may be available and range from £30,000 to £3,000. Please see information on the Teaching Agency’s website.

These bursaries are administered by the University so students do not have to apply for these. Payments are made on the 5th working day of each month from October to July.

For bursary awards up to £15,000:

  • Trainees will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course.

For bursary awards of £15,000 or over:

  • Trainees will continue to receive 10 equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course, but this will be enhanced by larger payments in February and July, or in the final month of the trainee's course.
  • The trainee will need to be on the course at 1 January to receive the first enhanced payment in February, and would need to have completed the course to receive the second payment at the end of their programme.

 

Tuition fee loan

Home and EU students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England

No trainee will need to pay the cost of tuition charges up front. They will only pay once they are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.

You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments on the GOV.UK website

 

Eligibility

Your tuition fees and any other bursary or financial support depend on your status as a home, European Union (EU) or overseas student. Find out moreinformation about EU or overseas status. All bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.

 

Student loan for maintenance

Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on the GOV.UK website

Partner Schools

Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University is currently working with a number of schools developing high quality School Direct Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School, the students training within them and the networks in which they operate.

If you are interested in finding out more about our School Direct Partner schools, please visit their websites or contact them directly for further information. To apply for a School Direct place please visit the UCAS website.

 

The lead schools working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University for School Direct 2017/18 are:

 

Lead School - Aspirational Teaching Alliance St. Helens (Hope Academy)

Address: Ashton Road, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0AQ

Telephone: 01744 671 930

 

Lead School - Associated Merseyside Partnership AMP - SCITT and School Direct (Deyes High School)

Address: Deyes Lane, Maghull, L31 6DE

Telephone:  0151 526 3814

 

Lead School - Bleak Hill Primary School

Address: Hamilton Road, St Helens, WA10 6HG

Telephone:  01744 678190

 

Lead School - Greenbank Primary School

Address: Mossley Avenue, Liverpool, L18 1JB

Telephone: 0151 522 5748

 

Lead School - Liverpool College

Address: Queens Drive, Liverpool L18 8BG

Telephone:  0151 729 0105

 

Lead School - Merseyside SEN Teaching Schools Alliance (Redbridge High School)

Address: Millstead School, Iliad Street, Liverpool, L5 3LU 

Telephone:  0151 233 6170

 

Lead School - Manchester Nexus SCITT (The Bluecoat School, Oldham)

Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, OL1 3SQ

 

Lead School - St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Address: 37 Ash Drive, Wardley, Swinton, Salford, M27 9QP

Telephone: 0161 921 1570

 

Lead School - St Andrew's C.E Primary School

Address: Vicars Hall Lane, Boothstown, Worsley, Manchester, M28 1HS

Telephone: 0161 790 2113

 

Lead School - St John Bosco Arts College

Address: Stonedale Crescent, Liverpool, L11 9DQ

Telephone:  0151 235 1620

 

Lead School – St Mary and St Thomas Primary School

Address: Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS

Telephone:  01744 678010

 

Lead School - Warrington Teaching School Alliance (Evelyn Street Primary School)

Address: Evelyn Street, Warrington, WA5 1BD

 

Lead School - Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct (St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School)

Address: Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF

 

Lead School - Wigan Catholic Primary School Direct WCPSD (St Patrick's Catholic Primary School)

Address: Hardybutts, Wigan, WN1 3RZ

 

Lead School - Upton Hall School FCJ

Address: Upton Hall School, FCJ, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ

Telephone:  0151 677 7696

 

 

The lead schools working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University for School Direct 2016/17 are:

 

Lead School - Associated Merseyside Partnership AMP - SCITT and School Direct (Deyes High School)

Address: Deyes Lane, Maghull, L31 6DE

Telephone:  0151 526 3814

 

Lead School - Bleak Hill Primary School

Address: Hamilton Road, St Helens, WA10 6HG

Telephone:  01744 678190

 

Lead School - Liverpool College

Address: Queens Drive, Liverpool L18 8BG

Telephone:  0151 729 0105

 

Lead School - Manchester Nexus SCITT (The Bluecoat School, Oldham)

Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, 0L1 3SQ

Telephone: 0161 624 1484

 

Lead School - Merseyside SEN Teaching Schools Alliance (Redbridge High School)

Address: Millstead School, Iliad Street, Liverpool, L5 3LU 

Telephone:  0151 233 6170

 

Lead School - St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Address: 37 Ash Drive, Wardley, Swinton, Salford, M27 9QP

Telephone: 0161 921 1570

 

Lead School - St John Bosco Arts College

Address: Stonedale Crescent, Liverpool, L11 9DQ

Telephone:  0151 235 1620

 

Lead School – St Mary and St Thomas Primary School

Address: Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS

Telephone:  01744 678010

 

Lead School - Warrington Teaching School Alliance (Evelyn Street Primary School)

Address: Evelyn Street, Warrington, WA5 1BD

 

Lead School - Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct (St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School)

Address: Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF

 

Lead School - Wigan Catholic Primary School Direct WCPSD (St Patrick's Catholic Primary School)

Address: Hardybutts, Wigan, WN1 3RZ

 

Lead School - Upton Hall School FCJ

Address: Upton Hall School, FCJ, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ

Telephone:  0151 677 7696

 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for Liverpool Hope University are listed below. Please be aware that some of our partner schools may ask for higher qualifications. Please check with the lead school of your choice before submitting your application.

Liverpool Hope University Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Mathematics (and Science for Primary applications) or their equivalent. Please note higher grades may be required by individual schools. Please check their websites for details.
  • You will need to have, or anticipate having, a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a subject appropriate for the course for which you are applying. 
  • Minimum 10 days school experience.
  • It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course. More information can be found below. 

Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.

Professional Skills Tests

Overview

The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for Key Skills Level 2/3. These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and you will still need these qualifications where necessary.

The pass mark for each test is 63 percent.

Before you take the tests

The Department of Education (DfE) has developed supporting materials to help candidates understand and prepare for the tests. The DfE website also has practice tests available to familiarise yourself with the tests. It is recommended that you only book your tests once you are confident and have a sound grasp of the skill required to pass the test. You can visit the dedicated section of the DfE from the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional

Book your test

You can book your skills tests once you have submitted your application through UCAS Teacher Training. You can book in advance of this as long as an application is submitted before you attend the test centre.

Before booking a skills test you will need to register online. Applicants for ITT courses should register online. Login details will be issued within two working days, enabling access to the skills tests booking pages where you can book and manage appointments and view your testing history. If you require special arrangements for your tests you must state this when prompted when you register online for the skills tests. Candidates can apply for 25% extra time when registering online for the skills tests. For all other special arrangements, tests can only be booked by contacting the skills test helpline. Do not book a standard test online first.

Skills tests are delivered via Learn Direct. There are approximately 150 PPC's throughout the UK. The first attempt at each subject is free of charge, however, resit charges will apply.

Taking your tests

Here are a few helpful tips about taking the tests:

  • Arrival at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your appointment is strongly advised, to allow for security checks. If you arrive late, you may not be permitted to take the test.
  • ITT applicants will need to provide evidence of their application. This could be a a welcome email from UCAS Teacher Training, correspondence from your school or university, a copy of a completed UCAS Teacher Training application form or confirmation or invitation to an interview from your school or university.
  • Remember to bring your booking confirmation email to the test centre.
  • Bring two forms of ID including a primary ID such as a passport and a secondary ID such as a debit card. Please check the regulations for more information.
  • Read and understand the test rules before arriving at the test centre and adhere to the rules at all times once you are in the test centre.
  • The waiting area, in the majority of test centres, is designed to facilitate the needs of candidates; there are no provisions for childcare. Anyone accompanying you to the test centre will not be allowed to wait in the centre.
  • When you have finished the test, your results will be available from the test administrator.  Your results will also be available to the ITT provider to whom you have applied, approximately 48 hours after you take the test.

What happens next?

If you fail a test you are allowed to resit it up to two times. If you fail the test three times you will not have the option to resit the test for a minimum of two years from the test date. Unfortunately this will result in us being unable to progress with your application.

Once you have passed the tests these results are valid for 36 months from the pass date.

Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the skills test you can either contact our Student Recruitment team:

Telephone: 0151 291 3111

Email: enquiry@hope.ac.uk 

Alternative contacts below:

Skills Test helpline  - Telephone: 0845 450 8867

Learndirect - Telephone: 0300 303 9613 

Email: support@sta.learndirect.com 

Contact Us

Faculty of Education
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool
L16 9JD

Contacts:

For further information or for initial enquiries please contact Student Recruitment as follows:
T: 0151 291 3111
E: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

 

For current students or partner school enquiries please contact:

Isla Kennedy

School Direct Administrator

T: 0151 291 3658
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead
T: 0151 291 3359
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk

 

Overview

School Direct - Welcome from the Director

‌Liverpool Hope University has a long established tradition of delivering high quality Teacher Education. Our founding college, Warrington Training College, opened in 1844 with the remit of educating teachers and over the past 169 years, Liverpool Hope has continued to develop and invest in our teacher training programmes. We are therefore pleased to welcome and support School Direct - an innovative new route into teaching introduced in 2012/2013, which enables schools to take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). One of the key benefits for Liverpool Hope University School Direct trainees is the opportunity for development and progression.

Our School Direct Partnership believes that it is vital that all of our trainees have the academic and theoretical underpinning to become outstanding practitioners within the field of Education. This is why we make it compulsory for all trainees completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) to study at Masters level. This aspect of the training takes place at our Hope Park campus.

The PGCE is a 60 credit award that can offer progression, upon successful application, onto our Masters in Education (180 credits in total) for those students who want to pursue further study.

The University’s Faculty of Education places a strong emphasis on partnerships and we work closely with schools, dioceses and the community to design, deliver and quality assure training that results in the education of outstanding, passionate and talented teachers. We recognise that the quality of our students gaining Qualified Teacher Status is dependent on the valuable work carried out in schools and ensuring a collaborative approach is maintained at every stage of the management and delivery process.

We are currently working with a number of schools on School Direct to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School and the networks in which they operate.

We look forward to working with you.

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead

 

Funding

The tuition fee for full-time School Direct commencing September 2017 is £9,000.

 

Funding your study

Bursaries and Scholarships

Dependent upon your degree classification and the subject to be studied, training bursaries & scholarships may be available and range from £30,000 to £3,000. Please see information on the Teaching Agency’s website.

These bursaries are administered by the University so students do not have to apply for these. Payments are made on the 5th working day of each month from October to July.

For bursary awards up to £15,000:

  • Trainees will receive the bursary in 10 equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course.

For bursary awards of £15,000 or over:

  • Trainees will continue to receive 10 equal monthly instalments for the duration of their course, but this will be enhanced by larger payments in February and July, or in the final month of the trainee's course.
  • The trainee will need to be on the course at 1 January to receive the first enhanced payment in February, and would need to have completed the course to receive the second payment at the end of their programme.

 

Tuition fee loan

Home and EU students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England

No trainee will need to pay the cost of tuition charges up front. They will only pay once they are in full-time employment and earning above £21,000.

You can calculate an estimate of your loan repayments on the GOV.UK website

 

Eligibility

Your tuition fees and any other bursary or financial support depend on your status as a home, European Union (EU) or overseas student. Find out moreinformation about EU or overseas status. All bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.

 

Student loan for maintenance

Home students in England may also be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on the GOV.UK website

Partner Schools

Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University Partner Schools

Liverpool Hope University is currently working with a number of schools developing high quality School Direct Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to develop bespoke training programmes that meet the needs of each Lead School, the students training within them and the networks in which they operate.

If you are interested in finding out more about our School Direct Partner schools, please visit their websites or contact them directly for further information. To apply for a School Direct place please visit the UCAS website.

 

The lead schools working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University for School Direct 2017/18 are:

 

Lead School - Aspirational Teaching Alliance St. Helens (Hope Academy)

Address: Ashton Road, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0AQ

Telephone: 01744 671 930

 

Lead School - Associated Merseyside Partnership AMP - SCITT and School Direct (Deyes High School)

Address: Deyes Lane, Maghull, L31 6DE

Telephone:  0151 526 3814

 

Lead School - Bleak Hill Primary School

Address: Hamilton Road, St Helens, WA10 6HG

Telephone:  01744 678190

 

Lead School - Greenbank Primary School

Address: Mossley Avenue, Liverpool, L18 1JB

Telephone: 0151 522 5748

 

Lead School - Liverpool College

Address: Queens Drive, Liverpool L18 8BG

Telephone:  0151 729 0105

 

Lead School - Merseyside SEN Teaching Schools Alliance (Redbridge High School)

Address: Millstead School, Iliad Street, Liverpool, L5 3LU 

Telephone:  0151 233 6170

 

Lead School - Manchester Nexus SCITT (The Bluecoat School, Oldham)

Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, OL1 3SQ

 

Lead School - St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Address: 37 Ash Drive, Wardley, Swinton, Salford, M27 9QP

Telephone: 0161 921 1570

 

Lead School - St Andrew's C.E Primary School

Address: Vicars Hall Lane, Boothstown, Worsley, Manchester, M28 1HS

Telephone: 0161 790 2113

 

Lead School - St John Bosco Arts College

Address: Stonedale Crescent, Liverpool, L11 9DQ

Telephone:  0151 235 1620

 

Lead School – St Mary and St Thomas Primary School

Address: Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS

Telephone:  01744 678010

 

Lead School - Warrington Teaching School Alliance (Evelyn Street Primary School)

Address: Evelyn Street, Warrington, WA5 1BD

 

Lead School - Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct (St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School)

Address: Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF

 

Lead School - Wigan Catholic Primary School Direct WCPSD (St Patrick's Catholic Primary School)

Address: Hardybutts, Wigan, WN1 3RZ

 

Lead School - Upton Hall School FCJ

Address: Upton Hall School, FCJ, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ

Telephone:  0151 677 7696

 

 

The lead schools working in partnership with Liverpool Hope University for School Direct 2016/17 are:

 

Lead School - Associated Merseyside Partnership AMP - SCITT and School Direct (Deyes High School)

Address: Deyes Lane, Maghull, L31 6DE

Telephone:  0151 526 3814

 

Lead School - Bleak Hill Primary School

Address: Hamilton Road, St Helens, WA10 6HG

Telephone:  01744 678190

 

Lead School - Liverpool College

Address: Queens Drive, Liverpool L18 8BG

Telephone:  0151 729 0105

 

Lead School - Manchester Nexus SCITT (The Bluecoat School, Oldham)

Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, 0L1 3SQ

Telephone: 0161 624 1484

 

Lead School - Merseyside SEN Teaching Schools Alliance (Redbridge High School)

Address: Millstead School, Iliad Street, Liverpool, L5 3LU 

Telephone:  0151 233 6170

 

Lead School - St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Address: 37 Ash Drive, Wardley, Swinton, Salford, M27 9QP

Telephone: 0161 921 1570

 

Lead School - St John Bosco Arts College

Address: Stonedale Crescent, Liverpool, L11 9DQ

Telephone:  0151 235 1620

 

Lead School – St Mary and St Thomas Primary School

Address: Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS

Telephone:  01744 678010

 

Lead School - Warrington Teaching School Alliance (Evelyn Street Primary School)

Address: Evelyn Street, Warrington, WA5 1BD

 

Lead School - Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct (St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School)

Address: Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF

 

Lead School - Wigan Catholic Primary School Direct WCPSD (St Patrick's Catholic Primary School)

Address: Hardybutts, Wigan, WN1 3RZ

 

Lead School - Upton Hall School FCJ

Address: Upton Hall School, FCJ, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ

Telephone:  0151 677 7696

 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for Liverpool Hope University are listed below. Please be aware that some of our partner schools may ask for higher qualifications. Please check with the lead school of your choice before submitting your application.

Liverpool Hope University Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Mathematics (and Science for Primary applications) or their equivalent. Please note higher grades may be required by individual schools. Please check their websites for details.
  • You will need to have, or anticipate having, a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a subject appropriate for the course for which you are applying. 
  • Minimum 10 days school experience.
  • It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course. More information can be found below. 

Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.

Professional Skills Tests

Overview

The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for Key Skills Level 2/3. These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement and you will still need these qualifications where necessary.

The pass mark for each test is 63 percent.

Before you take the tests

The Department of Education (DfE) has developed supporting materials to help candidates understand and prepare for the tests. The DfE website also has practice tests available to familiarise yourself with the tests. It is recommended that you only book your tests once you are confident and have a sound grasp of the skill required to pass the test. You can visit the dedicated section of the DfE from the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional

Book your test

You can book your skills tests once you have submitted your application through UCAS Teacher Training. You can book in advance of this as long as an application is submitted before you attend the test centre.

Before booking a skills test you will need to register online. Applicants for ITT courses should register online. Login details will be issued within two working days, enabling access to the skills tests booking pages where you can book and manage appointments and view your testing history. If you require special arrangements for your tests you must state this when prompted when you register online for the skills tests. Candidates can apply for 25% extra time when registering online for the skills tests. For all other special arrangements, tests can only be booked by contacting the skills test helpline. Do not book a standard test online first.

Skills tests are delivered via Learn Direct. There are approximately 150 PPC's throughout the UK. The first attempt at each subject is free of charge, however, resit charges will apply.

Taking your tests

Here are a few helpful tips about taking the tests:

  • Arrival at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your appointment is strongly advised, to allow for security checks. If you arrive late, you may not be permitted to take the test.
  • ITT applicants will need to provide evidence of their application. This could be a a welcome email from UCAS Teacher Training, correspondence from your school or university, a copy of a completed UCAS Teacher Training application form or confirmation or invitation to an interview from your school or university.
  • Remember to bring your booking confirmation email to the test centre.
  • Bring two forms of ID including a primary ID such as a passport and a secondary ID such as a debit card. Please check the regulations for more information.
  • Read and understand the test rules before arriving at the test centre and adhere to the rules at all times once you are in the test centre.
  • The waiting area, in the majority of test centres, is designed to facilitate the needs of candidates; there are no provisions for childcare. Anyone accompanying you to the test centre will not be allowed to wait in the centre.
  • When you have finished the test, your results will be available from the test administrator.  Your results will also be available to the ITT provider to whom you have applied, approximately 48 hours after you take the test.

What happens next?

If you fail a test you are allowed to resit it up to two times. If you fail the test three times you will not have the option to resit the test for a minimum of two years from the test date. Unfortunately this will result in us being unable to progress with your application.

Once you have passed the tests these results are valid for 36 months from the pass date.

Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the skills test you can either contact our Student Recruitment team:

Telephone: 0151 291 3111

Email: enquiry@hope.ac.uk 

Alternative contacts below:

Skills Test helpline  - Telephone: 0845 450 8867

Learndirect - Telephone: 0300 303 9613 

Email: support@sta.learndirect.com 

Contact Us

Faculty of Education
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool
L16 9JD

Contacts:

For further information or for initial enquiries please contact Student Recruitment as follows:
T: 0151 291 3111
E: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

 

For current students or partner school enquiries please contact:

Isla Kennedy

School Direct Administrator

T: 0151 291 3658
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk

Elizabeth Parr

School Direct Lead
T: 0151 291 3359
E: schooldirect@hope.ac.uk