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Initial Teacher Training (All Secondary Subjects)

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • an honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. Please see the Details tab for degree classification and subject specific requirements for each specialism
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at minimum grade C/4 or equivalent. (Level 2 numeracy and literacy are not acceptable)
  • to demonstrate an interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience

Additional information:

  • A minimum of 5 days’ work experience in a UK secondary school is normally expected prior to commencing the programme.
  • Original evidence of GCSE English Language and Mathematics Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) and your degree (if you have already graduated) will be required if you are successful and form part of your conditions of offer
  • Deferred entry for the next academic year is not accepted for this programme

When to apply:

2023 Entry: Courses can be viewed on the government's Get into Teaching website from 4 October 2022 at 9am, with applications opening 11 October 2022 at 9am. Given the popularity of some specialisms and the limited number of places, we recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • RPL is not accepted on this programme
  • IELTS score 7.0 (Minimum 6.5 in each component)
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a selection event

Months of entry


Course content

About this course Train to become an outstanding Secondary teacher in a wide range of subjects at LJMU and graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Qualified Teacher Status.

  • 3 minute watch - hear from secondary teachers who studied teacher training with LJMU
    Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative secondary teacher on a course delivered in partnership with schools committed to ensuring your success
  • Choose from 16 different subject areas (see the Details tab for more information)
  • Teach across the 11-16 age range with enhancement post-16
  • Become an inquisitive, creative and reflective practitioner
  • Study full-time, over 10 months
  • Spend 120 days in a ‘Home School’ placement with a mid-course ‘Alternate’ placement
  • Gain a PGDE and 120 Level 7 credits (two thirds of a Masters degree) plus a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Benefit from employment rates above the sector average
  • Go on to study for our bespoke MA Education Practice which will compliment your first year of employment and contribute to your early career development

LJMU's Initial Teacher Training programmes are designed to develop reflective practitioners, able to apply a deep understanding of the curriculum, learners and learning to impact on the development and achievement of young people.

Our courses support the development of your: practical and critical understanding of educational theory and practice; reflective practice linked to professional development; practitioner research skills for effective teaching and learning and your understanding and application of subject knowledge.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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+44(0)151 231 2888