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Performing Arts (Dance or Drama): Secondary with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Course Description

Geared to meeting Teaching Standards and Qualified Teacher Status requirements, the training will also support the development of your:

•critical understanding of education theory and practice
•reflective practice linked to professional development
•practitioner research skills for effective teaching and learning
•understanding and application of subject knowledge

Your professional development will be monitored and supported throughout the course. You will leave with an e-portfolio and a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) plus well developed reviewing and action planning skills that will stand you in good stead for your professional career.

School-based training

You will spend 120 days training in school. Teaching will be predominantly Key Stage 3 and 4 level, although there may also be the opportunity to experience Post-16 level.

Experienced teacher mentors, working with LJMU tutors, will support your training in our partner schools. Indeed, the excellent relationships between LJMU and these schools will ensure you enjoy a successful placement.


Our highly qualified and respected academic team combines specialist knowledge and creative research with hands-on teaching experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise helps ensure that you are well equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges faced by today’s teaching professionals.

Tutorial support is an important part of the process and you will receive a personalised service that will enable you to set targets and fulfil your potential.

Enrichment experiences

You will be expected to engage with a variety of enrichment experiences to challenge and extend your range of skills and enhance employment potential. Such activities may include:
•supporting learners in community-based education projects and supplementary schools
•vocational education enrichment placements in industry and cultural organisations
•participation in school and university teaching projects

Visit the Performing Arts (Dance or Drama): Secondary with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

•A minimum 2:2 Honours degree (or recognised equivalent) with at least 60% content in your chosen subject area•A minimum grade C GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language. See the School of Teacher Education and Professional Learning webpages for details of equivalence tests

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