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Initial Teacher Training - Biology: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Initial Teacher Training - Biology: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Biology (General) Sciences Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The programmes are designed to develop teachers who are reflective practitioners and are able to apply a deep understanding of the curriculum, learners and learning to impact on the development and achievement of young people. The University has a well-established reputation for delivering innovative approaches to teacher education. Our academic team is made up of successful Teachers who maintain strong links with schools and professional bodies, ensuring you receive the most up-to-date training and key insights into the field during your course.

The programme provides opportunities for engagement with relevant local employment organisations, including schools and teacher recruitment agencies, through on-campus events and school-based placements. You are encouraged to join the relevant professional association for your area of study, extending your professional network.

After completing your PGDE you can progress to the MA Education Practice programme for Newly Qualified Teachers which will enable you to complete a full MA during your first year of employment. LJMU also provides specialist Masters programmes in Advanced Educational Practice, with specialist pathways in Teaching and Learning, Special Educational Needs, Mentoring and Coaching and in Leadership and Management.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: usually a minimum 2:2 honours degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Biology-related discipline, normally with significant content in your chosen subject area. 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 to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. For further details see Get into Teaching Additional information: A minimum of 5 days’ work experience in a UK secondary school is normally expected prior to commencing the programme. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants Original evidence of GCSE passes (or equivalent) and your degree (if you have already graduated) will be required at interview 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 Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements on our website Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more