PGCE Primary Leaflet - Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope is a unique
University by virtue of its rich and
distinctive nineteenth century
foundations. Our long and proud
history of preparing teachers dates
from 1844 when we began to
educate teachers in the Christian
tradition for the rapidly growing
communities of Liverpool and the
wider North West area. Many
of our graduate teachers hold
distinguished careers around the
country and, indeed, elsewhere in
the world.
Course Codes:
Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2 – X100
Our mission is to provide a wellrounded education of the whole
person which is why we consider
our programmes to be Initial Teacher
Education and not merely training.
The Postgraduate Certificate in
Education (PGCE) at Liverpool Hope
University will provide you with a
career entry and development profile
that will stand you in good stead to
develop professionally through your
first year of teaching, as a Newly
Qualified Teacher (NQT), and beyond.
Full details for all our programmes can
be found on our website www.hope.
Liverpool Hope University offer the
following PGCE Primary courses:
• Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2
Entry Requirements
• Honours Degree 2:1 or above
national curriculum subject based,
2:2 may be considered if you have a
Masters qualification for the general
primary courses.
• All primary courses you also need
GCSE Grade C or above (or
equivalent) in English, mathematics
and a science subject.
• A minimum of 10 days recent
primary classroom observation is
• 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 these before the start of the
PGCE Primary
Apply now for
PGCE Primary
courses at
Liverpool Hope
Full details of all Liverpool Hope University’s programmes can be found on our
website at Here you will also find specific entry criteria and
lots of other helpful information about finance and life as a student at Hope.
You can also go to to arrange a visit to our campus
and meet an Academic.
For details on the application process and to apply for a PGCE course go to the
UCAS Teacher Training website
The Department of Education is the national agency and recognised sector
body responsible for the training and development of the school workforce.
Its website is full of very useful
information and advice.
Advice on repayment of tuition fees as well as availability of maintenance grants
and special support grants may be found at
Training Bursary 2015/16
Primary maths
Trainee with
*Bursaries are available to trainees on either primary maths specialist courses
or primary general (with mathematics) courses. Trainees on other primary
courses will be eligible for the standard primary bursary.
t: 0151 291 3111
e: [email protected]
PGCE Primary
The PGCE Primary courses last 38 weeks, of which you will spend
approximately 20 weeks gaining practical experience in schools. School
experience is divided into periods of serial attachment (one or more days per
week). During these periods you will work in primary classrooms with the
guidance of trained mentors. School and university-based elements of the
course are interlinked.