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- an honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. See Details tab for subject specific requirements
- 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
- 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
- RPL is not accepted on this programme
- If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a selection event
When to apply:
2022 Entry: Courses can be viewed on the government's Get into Teaching website from 5th October 2021, with applications opening 12th October 2021. Given the popularity of some specialisms and the limited number of places, we recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
Applicants will be assessed for their:
- depth of relevant subject knowledge
- potential to work effectively at Masters level
- ability to work with others in teams
- ability to manage people and projects
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:
- an interest and enthusiasm for their chosen subject area
- an ability to make learning exciting and meaningful to young people in a range of contexts
- commitment to supporting learners in areas of challenging social context
- enthusiasm and resilience
You should live within reasonable travelling distance of the University and our partner schools for the duration of the course.
Our selection events usually involve partner school staff and normally comprise:
- an individual interview
- a written task for PGDE Modern Languages
- a subject specific task for certain subjects
- an individual interview
- a practical assessment in some subject areas
Your performance in each part of the selection process is graded and a final decision is made on your performance across the day. Full details of the interview process in each subject will be sent to you in advance of the selection event.
Prior to entry
You will need to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure, will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
Months of entry
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time10 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090