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School Direct Secondary Initial Teacher Training with QTS

Take the School Direct route into secondary teaching with Liverpool John Moores University and gain Qualified Teacher Status. This school-centric teacher training programme offers invaluable classroom experience.

  • Train to teach from within a school setting and be involved in school life from the first day of term
  • Follow a curriculum developed and delivered in partnership with outstanding local schools
  • Learn from expert teachers
  • Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative teacher in one of the excellent schools across Merseyside

Training includes substantial time spent in school and involves significant training organised and provided by outstanding teachers.

School Direct is offered via a series of school consortia. Each consortium has a Lead School, which works in partnership with LJMU to develop their training programme. While all of the training is based on a framework agreed with the University, each School Direct programme is unique and you are advised to check full details of training and requirements on the Lead School’s web pages.

Applications for secondary School Direct places are made to Lead Schools via UCAS. The interview and selection process is conducted by school staff in association with LJMU.

An element of your School Direct training will be university-based, provided over several weeks and leading to a postgraduate award with Qualified Teacher Status – either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Education (PGCE or PGDE), depending on your consortium.


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