Masters | Postgraduate Course - Chemistry: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE Course Details within Liverpool John Moores University

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Chemistry: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Study Details

PGDE: 10 months full-time

Train to become an outstanding teacher of Secondary Chemistry with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

  • Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative teacher of Chemistry at Secondary level (and all Sciences at Key Stage 3) on a course delivered with schools committed to ensuring your success
  • Study over 10 months full time, with 120 days spent on school placement, predominantly within a “Home School”
  • Qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education featuring 120 Masters-level credits (ours is one of the few ITT courses to offer this) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the same cost and length of study as a PGCE
  • Discover why our courses have high completion and employment rates
  • Go on to complete your MA in your first year of employment and look forward to excellent career development opportunities
  • Benefit from a generous subject specific Bursary, depending on your degree classification
  • Enjoy great employment prospects, with high demand for teachers in this subject area
  • Gain experience of teaching in the 11-16 age range with enhancement opportunities Post 16

Module details

The University element of the programme is based around modules focusing on:

  • developing your subject and pedagogical knowledge in order to support you in becoming a reflective, skilled and effective practitioner
  • critiquing effective approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in your subject and/or age phase
  • promoting your ability to design inclusive, engaging and impactful sequences of lessons to meet the diverse needs all learners
  • informed and deliberate use of educational research to improve pupils’ learning

Entry Requirements

To join this this PGDE, you will usually have a first degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Chemistry-related discipline with significant content in your chosen subject area. The degree classification should be at 2:2 or above.

Student Destinations

The employment prospects of LJMU teacher training graduates are extremely positive, with most subjects exceeding the national averages in terms of employment.

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.