Get in to Teaching with LJMU

Teacher training

Teaching is a varied and rewarding career with excellent job prospects and progression routes and offers an opportunity to inspire, influence and transform future generations. LJMU offers innovative approaches to initial teacher education, working with primary, secondary and other education providers across the North-West of England and beyond.

LJMU has a well-established reputation in Initial Teacher Education which are monitored by Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education.

In our most recent inspection (June 2023), Ofsted inspectors graded both Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Education provision at LJMU as ‘Good’. This was a rigorous 4-day inspection covering our undergraduate, postgraduate and school-led programmes.

Ofsted noted that a particular strength of our provision is our ambitious ITE curriculum, which is underpinned by appropriate and pertinent research and gives student teachers the breadth and depth of knowledge that they need to join the professional successfully.

We are proud that Ofsted also recognised that LJMU and its partner schools are dedicated to training socially engaged teachers who are well-prepared to make a positive difference to the life chances of pupils across Merseyside and beyond.

LJMU offers multiple pathways into teaching, including our university-led PGCE, our school-led PGCE (some of which are salaried) and our suite of undergraduate teaching courses.


Find out more about funding and subject specific bursaries of up to £30,000 that are available.