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You will need:
- a minimum 2:2 honours degree (some Lead Schools will require a 2:1)
- GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4/C or above (plus a Science subject for Primary programmes)
- a demonstrable 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
- three years’ employment experience since graduation (may be less for subjects such as Physics and Mathematics)
- RPL is not accepted on this programme
- IELTS score 7.0 (Minimum 6.5 in each component)
- Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection event
- A minimum of 10 days’ work experience in a UK Primary or Secondary school is normally required prior to commencing the programme. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants
- All offers are conditional on applicants meeting the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children with a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure
- You are required by the Department for Education to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found on the Get into Teaching website
- If you want to teach a certain subject but have an insufficient level of subject knowledge in your degree, why not consider a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement course? You may still be able to train to teach your chosen subject and be eligible for the Bursaries it attracts. See the Get into Teaching website for details.
Months of entry
LJMU's school-centric Salaried School Direct programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status at Primary or Secondary level, funds your teacher training and pays a salary.
- Earn whilst you learn on this school-centric initial teacher training programme
- Train to teach from within a school setting and be involved in school life from the first day of term
- Follow a curriculum developed and delivered in partnership with outstanding local schools
- Learn from expert teachers
- Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative teacher in an excellent school
School Direct is a route into teaching featuring a school-centred approach. As a School Direct (salaried) trainee, you will be employed in a school while you train and will receive a salary from your school (the amount paid is linked to the unqualified teacher pay scale which may be enhanced by schools for some subject areas). The school will also cover the cost of your training to become a qualified teacher.
This programme is usually open to graduates with three years' work experience post graduation. Schools can, however, choose to accept applications from candidates with less work experience to attract high-quality applicants in hard-to-fill subjects, such as Mathematics and Physics. This route is ideal if you are considering a career change, but you must apply with a school willing to support you and to employ you whilst you train. If you are interested in the Salaried route, please contact the Lead School to discuss your application, before you apply.
Information for international students
Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090