Undergraduate teacher training at LJMU comes top in the North West

LJMU teacher trainee with school children in primary school

LJMU has been placed 5th best in the country and top in the North West for Undergraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision in the latest edition of the Good Teacher Training Guide.

The University scored 577.5 points based on a combination of performance led criteria including entry qualifications based on A-Level points, Ofsted grades and information from the NQT survey, and post-course employment figures.

The Good Teacher Training Guide is an annual independent report produced by the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham which compares providers across the UK.

Beth Ayres, a Primary Year 1 undergraduate student at LJMU said: “My course at LJMU has provided an outstanding range of opportunities to study, to develop my teaching skills and prepare me for my future career. I have enjoyed every aspect of it”.

Paul Killen, Head of Primary Programmes at the Faculty of Education, Health and Community at LJMU said: “This is a remarkable feat for the University. It is really pleasing to be recognised as one of the best undergraduate ITT courses in the country. It is testament to the hard work of our staff and our students and is also a tribute to the strong partnership LJMU has with many primary schools across Merseyside. There are today numerous routes into teacher training, each of which have their own strengths, but the Primary Undergraduate programme provides extensive and unique enrichment opportunities throughout the three year course, that maximise our students' employability.”


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