Train To Teach 2012
Friday 14th December 2012: 2pm till 6pm
This event will cover all available routes into teaching - undergraduate, postgraduate and subject knowledge enhancement courses, as well as the newly introduced School Direct route and Teach First - and will be held in the Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill (L3 5UG) on Liverpool John Moores' Mount Pleasant Campus.
All initial teacher training routes available at Liverpool John Moores University are delivered from the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, based at the university's IM Marsh Campus in Aigburth, a few miles outside the city centre. First class teacher training has been delivered from the campus for over 100 years.
By attending the event, you will have the opportunity to chat with members of the academic team who deliver initial teacher training courses, as well as representatives of the Faculty Recruitment Team, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
You can book a place by completing the Booking Form here, though you are free to turn up on the day.
Currently, Liverpool John Moores University offer the following routes into teaching:
- Primary Education - BA (Hons) with QTS
- Art & Design
- Design Technology (Product Design with Electronics or Product Design with Food)
- Early Years
- Modern Languages (French, Spanish, German, French & Spanish or French & German)
- Physical Education
- Physics with Mathematics
School Direct - New for 2013
School Direct places schools at the centre of initial teacher training. Schools will take a leading role in recruiting trainee teachers and in designing and delivering initial teacher training. Liverpool John Moores University are currently working in partnership with a range of school consortia across Merseyside and the wider North West, and will be offering PGCEs in 2013 on the School Direct programme in the following subjects:
- Art & Design
- Design Technology
- Modern Languages
- Physical Education
- Primary Education
Applicants apply direct to a school who, in partnership with LJMU and associated partner schools, will manage your training programme towards gaining a Masters level award (PGCE or PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status. After successful completion of the course there is an expectation that the newly qualified teacher will then go on to work within the group of schools in which they were trained, although there is no absolute guarantee of employment.
There are two types of training available through the School Direct route:
- the School Direct Training Programme – open to all graduates; tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the Teaching Agency
- the School Direct Training Programme (salaried) – an employment-based route into teaching for graduates with three or more years’ career experience. This will replace the Graduate Teacher route from September 2013. The trainee is employed as an unqualified teacher by a school and their salary and training is subsidised by the Teaching Agency.
For those interested in the School Direct route into teaching, further information can be found here.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses
Do you want to teach Chemistry/Physics or Mathematics but your first degree isn’t in the relevant subject? If you have an A level or equivalent then LJMU offer 1 year Subject Knowledge Enhancement course to enhance your subject knowledge prior to a PGCE.
For those who are interested in teaching Modern Languages, candidates are required to offer two languages. For applicants who are proficient in one language but lacking the skills, confidence or competency in a second, we also offer French & Spanish Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses. These have been designed and developed to enable complete or near beginners to have reached a level of proficiency and confidence to teach in this second language upon completion of the one year SKE programme and a subsequent PGCE course in the relevant subject.