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Train With Us

If you choose to train with us you can expect...

To obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme.

The PGCE is a 60 credit award that can offer progression, upon successful application, onto a?Liverpool Hope University Masters in Education?(180 credits in total) for those students who want to pursue further study.

A programme that gives you a minimum of 120 days in school and 53 training days, 12 of which will be at Liverpool Hope University.

A comprehensive induction programme.

The chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers.

High quality school based mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor.

A bespoke programme of support and training sessions, including additional EYFS as of start of training September 2020 (new additional programme).

There will be access to learning conferences throughout the year where you will meet and work with trainees from across WCPSD.

Placement across two contrasting schools.

As part of our training programme students will complete the first two modules of the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies, which will support your career as it develops.

The option should you require it, to obtain student accommodation with Liverpool Hope University.

What We Are Looking For

Personal Attributes
We are looking for individuals who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and school leaders of the future with the desire to work within the Catholic sector. We believe that individuals who are passionate about working with young people, who seek to actively enhance everyday experiences, are able to succeed in an enriched teaching career. We are seeking individuals who demonstrate and are able to apply the skills of organisation, flexibility, reflection, evaluation and action to all aspects of the course and their career. Enthusiastic individuals who are able to communicate effectively with pupils, colleagues and parents on a range of levels are essential to our partnership.
Your application should demonstrate that you possess:
The skills to support the Catholic ethos of our schools and the education of the children.

*A desire to teach and work with children.

*Effective communication skills.

*A commitment to work hard on the course.

*Determination to succeed.

*A readiness to listen and share.

*A flexible approach to learning and teaching.

Our programme is demanding and you will be in school from the start of the school year. Candidates do not need to have experience of working with children or young people.?However, as a Direct should you wish to gain a few days experience of working within schools and with children, we will try to best place you within a school.

8th October 2019

Primary teacher training with additional EYFS

We are pleased to unveil our new teacher training programme (with additional EYFS) which will coexist with our current programme. This course is now live on UCAS and can be selected using our same provider code 2A4 but with course code AP55. Placements will include EY and KS1 placements and will have an additional 12 hours of EYFS training available to the graduate.

26th September 2019

Skills Tests

We have been advised that for students wishing to undertake a teacher training course for academic year 2020-2021 the passing of skills tests will no longer be a requirement of the course.

26th September 2019

Recruitment update - Recruitment for study September 2020

Our recruitment campaign for start of study 2020 will open in October 2019. Please make all applications through UCAS, provider code 2A4 and course code 2XT7.