Entry requirements

Preferably an undergraduate Honours Degree 2:1 or above, incorporating at least 50% Art or a visual Arts subject. A 2:2 may be considered.

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). These can be pending but required before enrolment
  • Relevant experience in a school setting is beneficial for your application, but not essential.
  • Offers will be subject to a successful interview, as well as a Health Check Statement and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Art and Design programme will support students to consider the pedagogy of Art and Design in depth. This part of the course aims to develop and integrate subject pedagogy and theory with classroom practice and equip student teachers with the skills necessary to become reflective and effective teachers of Art and Design across the 11-18 age range.

Through the strong partnership with schools, you will learn from experienced art teachers how to inspire pupils in creative learning and be invited to enrich the curriculum through your contemporary art practice. Learning outside the classroom is an important aspect of art and design education and you will be introduced to the wealth of cultural organisations including galleries and museums in Liverpool that you can use to inform your teaching as a student teacher and in your teaching career. School placements will cover the 11-16 age range, along with a KS5 enhancement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Recruitment
+44 (0) 151 291 3111