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 Primary Course (Age 5-11) Course Code  2XT7   

This is a full-time, one-year training programme, structured around the school year. You will be based in our schools and be regarded as a member of the team from the start.

At the start of autumn term, you will be assigned to a KS1 class within one of our schools. For the first few weeks you will spend your time working with small group work of children or team teaching leading onto teaching whole lessons.


Alongside your time on placement you will follow a structured programme of pedagogical and subject knowledge training with both WCPSD training and Liverpool Hope University. This allows you to apply and develop your new-found knowledge and skills immediately in the classroom environment. During the later part of the autumn term you will undertake your first assessed teaching practice.


The spring and summer terms follow a similar pattern, with weekly training input from WCPSD/ Liverpool Hope University followed by an assessed teaching practice.


You will move to a second school within the partnership for the spring term within a KS2 setting and, depending upon your training needs and preferences, will either return to your original school or move to a third school for the summer term.


You will experience both KS1 and KS2. Your academic study with Liverpool Hope University is spread over the year, commencing with an initial induction day in September.


Example course outline


Statutory Requirements

120 days in school
60 training days of which 10 are Liverpool Hope 
That trainees teach in 2 schools, with any assessed experience being of at least  6 weeks.