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Overview

Welcome 

The Faculty of Education offers an extensive range of high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for individuals and organisations working within the Education sector. All of our programmes are practice-based and impact driven in order to support high quality teaching and learning and school improvement priorities.

Our CPD portfolio is continually updated to respond quickly to national and local initiatives and has been designed to be delivered in a flexible way. We offer a range of delivery patterns to suit school preferences including:

  • Conference days, twilights and weekend sessions delivered at our Hope Park Campus
  • Bespoke programmes/consultancy delivered at Hope Park Campus or onsite training at your school
  • Fully accredited CPD modules and programmes of study at Masters level.

All CPD courses offered by Liverpool Hope are based on inquiry and research into your practice and are designed to affect a real and lasting practical impact on the teaching and learning in your school and on school improvement.

We are happy to make a visit and discuss your requirements with you at your school.

For further information please contact:


The CPD Team

T: 0151 291 3061/3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk

Accredited CPD

‌Liverpool Hope University offers 30 credit Masters level CPD modules, designed specifically for graduates of our own and other ITT programmes, as well as opportunities for more experienced practitioners to specialise in particular areas of interest - such as SEN or Leadership & Management. The modules can be taken as stand-alone CPD or can be used to build towards a full Masters award.

Progression Opportunities

Please see our new Professional Masters Opportunities Booklet for further information about our Masters in Professional Practice (MA / MEd) as well as our stand-alone CPD Modules or please e-mail: cpd@hope.ac.uk should you require any further information.

Please also see our Postgraduate Degrees Section to view further information about our Masters in Professional Practice (MA / MEd) by clicking on the relevant 'tab'.

 

CourseMasters Credits OverviewSuitable for 
Developing Practice for Early Career Practitioners  30 Credits

This course supports the development of professional practice for those teachers in the early stages of their careers. It is intended to help participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding essential to becoming effective, informed and reflective professional practitioners.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs) 

Advanced Pedagogy  30 Credits

Aimed primarily at experienced practitioners, this module in Advanced Pedagogy offers students the opportunity to engage in an in-depth consideration of the latest theory and research surrounding the core components of effective pedagogy. Students’ exploration of this evidence base will be informed by a critical consideration of the role of values in shaping
their own views about the most desirable aims of education and the professional experiences that inform their ways of teaching.

Experienced teachers and professionals working within an educational setting.

Researching Practice  30 Credits 

This course provides an opportunity to undertake a professional development project within a school or other setting. It is intended to support practising professionals in understanding the impact of research on practice, including how theory relates to practice, designing effective projects and evaluating impact.

Teachers and professionals working within an educational setting. 
Aspiring Subject Leaders  30 Credits  This module will enable aspiring and new subject leaders to acquire the skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to lead sustainable improvement, whilst also giving participants the opportunity to critically analyse the challenges facing the subject area.  Aspiring and new subject leaders. 
Coaching, Mentoring & Training in Education  30 Credits 

This course focuses on contemporary issues, debates and developing practice in the field of mentoring and coaching relevant to an educational setting. This course will provide support in the study of the theory and practice of mentoring and coaching and/or training. Participants will develop practical skills in the mentoring and coaching process by a
critical exploration of a variety of coaching models with reference to relevant literature and theory. Participants will use a range of relevant theoretical perspectives to develop their skills in critical analysis and reflection on their practice as a mentor, coach and/or trainer.

Professionals in a coaching, mentoring and/or training role within an educational setting.
Education Leadership & Management I: Perspectives on Leadership

 

30 Credits  This module explores leadership, with a specific focus on leadership within different education organisations. In particular, the module explores the
nature of leadership and management through a number of different thematic ‘lenses’ and considers the role leaders play within improvement and change programmes.
Teachers, Middle and Senior Managers/Leaders, Professionals working within an educational context.

Education Leadership & Management II: Working Effectively with Others

30 Credits

This module takes as its focus the need for all those working within schools and other education institutions to develop positive and productive relationships with others. It is designed not only to encourage the development of solutions to specific leadership and management problems, but also to provide participants with insights into the complex nature of organisations and of organisational life.

Teachers, Middle and Senior Managers/Leaders, Professionals working within an educational context.

Professional Qualification for Aspiring School Leaders (PQASL)

30 Credits

The course will begin to consider relevant educational leadership and management
theories and research and how these relate to, and support, the understanding and development of personal leadership capabilities and practices. The primary aim will
be to deliver accredited training that integrates school based Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the principles and practice of school leadership, underpinned by research informed practice.

Aspiring, and newly appointed, middle or senior leaders
within an educational context.

 

Learn more about fees (including bursaries) which may be available to you in our guide to Professional Masters and CPD Fees

 

Non-Accredited CPD

At Liverpool Hope University, we believe that professional development is crucial at every stage of a teacher’s career. Showing a commitment to CPD not only helps to enhance career progression prospects, but is also key to giving teachers confidence that they are performing to the best of their ability.

Our dedicated Hope Schools Advisory Service (Hope SAS) has been developed to offer, and deliver, a range of non-accredited CPD routes to directly support teachers and support staff in meeting individual and school priorities. This includes:

  1. Bespoke CPD training/consultancy can be developed to meet your own school improvement priorities or organisational needs. These tailored sessions can be delivered flexibly on INSET days, twilights or over full/half day sessions at your school or at our Hope Park Campus.
  2. Professional Hope: A variety of non-accredited CPD sessions and/or courses are delivered at our Hope Park campus throughout the academic year for both primary and secondary schools. 

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Calendar of Support 2017/18

 

LEGO Roadshow - EV3 Mindstorm

5th October 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Audience - Primary and Secondary Teachers

Build, Code, Learn – Make Science come to life with coding and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3.  Sign up to this FREE workshop to find out how!

The workshop will be run by a dedicated member of the LEGO Education team and involve both fun and useful insights for your classroom. Each participant will receive a FREE STEM based sample kit to take away. (1 per school)

 

 

LEGO Roadshow - WeDo 2.0

6th October 2017, 9am - 12pm

Audience - Primary and Secondary Teachers

 Build, Code, Learn – Make Science come to life with coding and LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.  Sign up to this FREE workshop to find out how!

The workshop will be run by a dedicated member of the LEGO Education team and involve both fun and useful insights for your classroom. Each participant will receive a FREE STEM based sample kit to take away (1 per school).

 

Supporting Subject Knowledge in Years 5 and 6 - Workshops for Primary Teachers

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - KS2 Primary Teachers

This half day session will support years 5 and 6 with English subject knowledge in the curriculum. It will explore terminology and how to teach grammar in exciting ways using high quality picture books. Planning ideas using an exciting text will be provided.

 

 

Brave the Rage - The 5 Steps: Solutions to Stress and Anger

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9.30am - 4.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers and Teaching Assistants


This interactive training workshop provides solutions to behaviour management with a range of supporting, creative resources and simple coping mechanisms for bullying, stress, anger and anxiety.

"Julie was excellent, she made the training informative, fun and gave us lots of ideas, strategies and knowledge. Thank you, exceeded expectations".

 

The Literacy Company - Mastering the Curriculum & Planning for Greater Depth Writing Opportunities KS2

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers

How to master key skills and English subject knowledge at KS2 will be explored through a range of reading and writing opportunities. Planning through an engaging text will be looked at over a series of literacy lessons and how to plan writing for greater depth pupils will be explored.

 

The Literacy Company - Mastering the Curriculum & Planning for Greater Depth Writing Opportunities KS1

Tuesday 16th January 2018, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers

How to master key skills and English subject knowledge at KS1 will be explored through a range of reading and writing opportunities. Planning through an engaging text will be looked at over a series of literacy lessons and how to plan writing for greater depth pupils will be explored.

 

The Literacy Company - Supporting Higher Order Reading Skills Linked to the KS2 Reading SATs

Thursday 8th February 2018, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers

This course will address the higher expectations for reading in the Year 6 reading test. Teachers will be provided with an in-depth understanding of how to plan, teach and assess all aspects of reading to ensure pupils are ready for 2018. Practical strategies to impact on the teaching and learning of reading in upper key stage 2 will be shared: understanding vocabulary in context, summarising, explaining and justifying inferences, predicting using literal and inferential detail, making comparisons across texts, and asking and answering questions. An exciting text will be used to support the teaching of reading skills.

 

For further information and / or to register for any of the above courses please contact:

The CPD Team

Faculty of Education

Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

T: 0151 291 3061/3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk

SKE

SKE programmes are designed to help potential Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees gain the depth of knowledge needed to train to teach their chosen subject.

The SKE courses are designed for students due to embark on their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) who need to strengthen their existing subject knowledge. A certificate of completion is provided to forward to your training provider when you have finished the course.

 

Languages Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Online Course

Our language SKE courses are tailored to individual subject knowledge needs, with the flexibility of studying online for 8 weeks (or equivalent to 200 learning hours). The course offers broad content areas focused on everyday situations, culture, and business,as well as workshops addressing unique academic subjects.

Why a languages SKE?

The languages SKE online courses are designed to:

• strengthen and enhance your existing knowledge

• prepare you for your future training

• give you confidence in another subject area

 

Study is flexible and can fit around your lifestyle and commitments. The course will help you to:

• upgrade and expand your subject knowledge in a specialist area;

• develop an understanding of how your subject works;

• promote and develop independent learning skills;

• improve your ability to identify and address your learning needs.

 

Religious Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course

Develop your knowledge and understanding of RE in Schools

The Hope Religious Education (RE) Subject Enhancement Support Programme  has been designed to specifically support the development of participants’ understanding of RE in schools including its rationale and pedagogical approaches, as well as supporting subject knowledge development.

The Hope Religious Education (RE) Subject Enhancement Support Programme has been designed specifically for PGCE applicants who are planning to join a PGCE RE Course in 2017/18.

There are two stages of the Hope Religious Education (RE) Subject Enhancement Support Programme. and there are no fees for PGCE Applicants.

Stage 1: Living Faiths Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Course

The Living Faiths SKE programme is a 5 day intensive course that will be focused on enquiry model learning in RE through visits to places of worship and workshop activity.

What will I learn?

The course develops knowledge of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Its focus is on methods of teaching which engage and create enjoyment in learning.

Stage 2: Religious Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Twilight Sessions

In response the changing expectations for subject knowledge in RE Liverpool Hope University are planning 7 CPD twilights for practising teachers, student teachers and intending teachers to introduce each of the world religions in accessible workshops. These will be practical in nature giving both subject knowledge and strategies for teaching.

 

Mathematics Enhancement Course

The Mathematics Enhancement course will provide you with opportunities to explore pure and applied mathematics at advanced level and university level. When tackling new mathematics, you will be challenged to not just ask yourself what? or how? but also why? Two short school placements will help you further develop this ‘deep’ understanding. You will also be introduced to a range of ICT software packages which have revolutionised the teaching of mathematics.

Team support is a key feature of the course. The course begins with a residential induction in North Wales which provides students and tutors with the opportunity to get to know each other in a relaxed setting.

A team of enthusiastic and experienced tutors will support you. Your tutors’ enthusiasm and expertise will enable you to have an enjoyable but intensive six months which will provide you with sound and rewarding preparation for Initial Teacher Education.

Although there is no award for the Mathematics Enhancement Course, successful completion will see you progress directly onto an Initial Teacher Education route, such as PGCE or School Direct, where you will find that you have developed the mathematical understanding required to teach the 11-18 curriculum with confidence.

 

Mathematics Teacher Subject Specialism Course

Liverpool Hope is offering an NCTL-funded CPD programme for non-specialist teachers of mathematics in schools and colleges. There are no fees. The programme carries accreditation at Masters level as a Postgraduate Certificate, and supports St Helens Teaching School Alliance. ‌

The course is for secondary teachers only. Applications are made directly to Liverpool Hope University.

The programme is targeted at mathematics teachers who did not originally qualify in the subject, to strengthen their subject and pedagogical knowledge.

To be eligible to join the course, teachers must have QTS. Priority will be given to applicants who are teaching mathematics in schools.‌

Through attending this course, participants will:

  • encounter new ideas and interconnections in mathematics,
  • in a stimulating, and supportive and collaborative environment,
  • and will be supported in developing more effective approaches to teaching,‌
  • enabling them to teach mathematical concepts with real clarity and insight,
  • to strengthen both their knowledge and confidence in the subject, leading to improved learning for their students.

Between 2007 and 2013, 99 teachers from a wide variety of professional backgrounds have completed the Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (formerly the Mathematics Development Programme for Teachers) at Liverpool Hope.  Hope is now recruiting for the 2017-18 programme and seeks applications at the earliest opportunity.‌

 

Programme Structure

The programme takes place over three terms in 2017-18, starting in early October 2017 with a second intake in January 2018.  

Taught sessions will take place each term on one Friday and three Saturdays, and regular weekday twilight sessions.  Following induction and initial needs assessment, these sessions will provide a focus upon the key school curriculum areas of Algebra and Number, Geometry, Statistics and Data Handling. The course will also focus upon related research, theories of learning, and academic writing skills.  We hope that this blend of practical mathematics subject and pedagogy input combined with a rigorous academic strand, will provide a powerful mix, enabling course participants to develop an active understanding of the relationship between theory and their own practice.

For more information about this programme please contact:

Katie Booth

Course Administrator

T: 0151 291 3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk 

 

National Teaching School Logo
‌ 
St Helen's Teaching School Alliance 

NQT / RQT

We realise that your first year as a teacher can be both exciting and daunting with many challenges ahead. This is why our commitment to you as a Liverpool Hope student does not stop once you have graduated. We feel it is crucial to continue to support and encourage you during your first year of teaching and beyond to ensure you have a strong foundation to become outstanding practitioners.

The Faculty of Education at Liverpool Hope University offers all NQTs and RQTs the opportunity to engage in a support programme that will help you to update your knowledge, skills and ability in key areas that are essential in becoming an effective and competent teaching practitioner.  Even if you have not secured a teaching position as yet, you will have access to a range of conferences, twilight sessions, online resources and tutor support.

For more information please visit  NQT/RQT Alumni

Contact:

If you would like further information in regards to NQT/RQT engagement, please contact:

 

The NQT Team

Faculty of Education

Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park

Liverpool

L16 9JD

T: 0151 291 3061

E: nqt@hope.ac.uk

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Overview

Welcome 

The Faculty of Education offers an extensive range of high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for individuals and organisations working within the Education sector. All of our programmes are practice-based and impact driven in order to support high quality teaching and learning and school improvement priorities.

Our CPD portfolio is continually updated to respond quickly to national and local initiatives and has been designed to be delivered in a flexible way. We offer a range of delivery patterns to suit school preferences including:

  • Conference days, twilights and weekend sessions delivered at our Hope Park Campus
  • Bespoke programmes/consultancy delivered at Hope Park Campus or onsite training at your school
  • Fully accredited CPD modules and programmes of study at Masters level.

All CPD courses offered by Liverpool Hope are based on inquiry and research into your practice and are designed to affect a real and lasting practical impact on the teaching and learning in your school and on school improvement.

We are happy to make a visit and discuss your requirements with you at your school.

For further information please contact:


The CPD Team

T: 0151 291 3061/3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk

Accredited CPD

‌Liverpool Hope University offers 30 credit Masters level CPD modules, designed specifically for graduates of our own and other ITT programmes, as well as opportunities for more experienced practitioners to specialise in particular areas of interest - such as SEN or Leadership & Management. The modules can be taken as stand-alone CPD or can be used to build towards a full Masters award.

Progression Opportunities

Please see our new Professional Masters Opportunities Booklet for further information about our Masters in Professional Practice (MA / MEd) as well as our stand-alone CPD Modules or please e-mail: cpd@hope.ac.uk should you require any further information.

Please also see our Postgraduate Degrees Section to view further information about our Masters in Professional Practice (MA / MEd) by clicking on the relevant 'tab'.

 

CourseMasters Credits OverviewSuitable for 
Developing Practice for Early Career Practitioners  30 Credits

This course supports the development of professional practice for those teachers in the early stages of their careers. It is intended to help participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding essential to becoming effective, informed and reflective professional practitioners.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs) 

Advanced Pedagogy  30 Credits

Aimed primarily at experienced practitioners, this module in Advanced Pedagogy offers students the opportunity to engage in an in-depth consideration of the latest theory and research surrounding the core components of effective pedagogy. Students’ exploration of this evidence base will be informed by a critical consideration of the role of values in shaping
their own views about the most desirable aims of education and the professional experiences that inform their ways of teaching.

Experienced teachers and professionals working within an educational setting.

Researching Practice  30 Credits 

This course provides an opportunity to undertake a professional development project within a school or other setting. It is intended to support practising professionals in understanding the impact of research on practice, including how theory relates to practice, designing effective projects and evaluating impact.

Teachers and professionals working within an educational setting. 
Aspiring Subject Leaders  30 Credits  This module will enable aspiring and new subject leaders to acquire the skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to lead sustainable improvement, whilst also giving participants the opportunity to critically analyse the challenges facing the subject area.  Aspiring and new subject leaders. 
Coaching, Mentoring & Training in Education  30 Credits 

This course focuses on contemporary issues, debates and developing practice in the field of mentoring and coaching relevant to an educational setting. This course will provide support in the study of the theory and practice of mentoring and coaching and/or training. Participants will develop practical skills in the mentoring and coaching process by a
critical exploration of a variety of coaching models with reference to relevant literature and theory. Participants will use a range of relevant theoretical perspectives to develop their skills in critical analysis and reflection on their practice as a mentor, coach and/or trainer.

Professionals in a coaching, mentoring and/or training role within an educational setting.
Education Leadership & Management I: Perspectives on Leadership

 

30 Credits  This module explores leadership, with a specific focus on leadership within different education organisations. In particular, the module explores the
nature of leadership and management through a number of different thematic ‘lenses’ and considers the role leaders play within improvement and change programmes.
Teachers, Middle and Senior Managers/Leaders, Professionals working within an educational context.

Education Leadership & Management II: Working Effectively with Others

30 Credits

This module takes as its focus the need for all those working within schools and other education institutions to develop positive and productive relationships with others. It is designed not only to encourage the development of solutions to specific leadership and management problems, but also to provide participants with insights into the complex nature of organisations and of organisational life.

Teachers, Middle and Senior Managers/Leaders, Professionals working within an educational context.

Professional Qualification for Aspiring School Leaders (PQASL)

30 Credits

The course will begin to consider relevant educational leadership and management
theories and research and how these relate to, and support, the understanding and development of personal leadership capabilities and practices. The primary aim will
be to deliver accredited training that integrates school based Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the principles and practice of school leadership, underpinned by research informed practice.

Aspiring, and newly appointed, middle or senior leaders
within an educational context.

 

Learn more about fees (including bursaries) which may be available to you in our guide to Professional Masters and CPD Fees

 

Non-Accredited CPD

At Liverpool Hope University, we believe that professional development is crucial at every stage of a teacher’s career. Showing a commitment to CPD not only helps to enhance career progression prospects, but is also key to giving teachers confidence that they are performing to the best of their ability.

Our dedicated Hope Schools Advisory Service (Hope SAS) has been developed to offer, and deliver, a range of non-accredited CPD routes to directly support teachers and support staff in meeting individual and school priorities. This includes:

  1. Bespoke CPD training/consultancy can be developed to meet your own school improvement priorities or organisational needs. These tailored sessions can be delivered flexibly on INSET days, twilights or over full/half day sessions at your school or at our Hope Park Campus.
  2. Professional Hope: A variety of non-accredited CPD sessions and/or courses are delivered at our Hope Park campus throughout the academic year for both primary and secondary schools. 

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Calendar of Support 2017/18

 

LEGO Roadshow - EV3 Mindstorm

5th October 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Audience - Primary and Secondary Teachers

Build, Code, Learn – Make Science come to life with coding and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3.  Sign up to this FREE workshop to find out how!

The workshop will be run by a dedicated member of the LEGO Education team and involve both fun and useful insights for your classroom. Each participant will receive a FREE STEM based sample kit to take away. (1 per school)

 

 

LEGO Roadshow - WeDo 2.0

6th October 2017, 9am - 12pm

Audience - Primary and Secondary Teachers

 Build, Code, Learn – Make Science come to life with coding and LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.  Sign up to this FREE workshop to find out how!

The workshop will be run by a dedicated member of the LEGO Education team and involve both fun and useful insights for your classroom. Each participant will receive a FREE STEM based sample kit to take away (1 per school).

 

Supporting Subject Knowledge in Years 5 and 6 - Workshops for Primary Teachers

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - KS2 Primary Teachers

This half day session will support years 5 and 6 with English subject knowledge in the curriculum. It will explore terminology and how to teach grammar in exciting ways using high quality picture books. Planning ideas using an exciting text will be provided.

 

 

Brave the Rage - The 5 Steps: Solutions to Stress and Anger

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9.30am - 4.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers and Teaching Assistants


This interactive training workshop provides solutions to behaviour management with a range of supporting, creative resources and simple coping mechanisms for bullying, stress, anger and anxiety.

"Julie was excellent, she made the training informative, fun and gave us lots of ideas, strategies and knowledge. Thank you, exceeded expectations".

 

The Literacy Company - Mastering the Curriculum & Planning for Greater Depth Writing Opportunities KS2

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers

How to master key skills and English subject knowledge at KS2 will be explored through a range of reading and writing opportunities. Planning through an engaging text will be looked at over a series of literacy lessons and how to plan writing for greater depth pupils will be explored.

 

The Literacy Company - Mastering the Curriculum & Planning for Greater Depth Writing Opportunities KS1

Tuesday 16th January 2018, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers

How to master key skills and English subject knowledge at KS1 will be explored through a range of reading and writing opportunities. Planning through an engaging text will be looked at over a series of literacy lessons and how to plan writing for greater depth pupils will be explored.

 

The Literacy Company - Supporting Higher Order Reading Skills Linked to the KS2 Reading SATs

Thursday 8th February 2018, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Audience - Primary Teachers

This course will address the higher expectations for reading in the Year 6 reading test. Teachers will be provided with an in-depth understanding of how to plan, teach and assess all aspects of reading to ensure pupils are ready for 2018. Practical strategies to impact on the teaching and learning of reading in upper key stage 2 will be shared: understanding vocabulary in context, summarising, explaining and justifying inferences, predicting using literal and inferential detail, making comparisons across texts, and asking and answering questions. An exciting text will be used to support the teaching of reading skills.

 

For further information and / or to register for any of the above courses please contact:

The CPD Team

Faculty of Education

Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

T: 0151 291 3061/3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk

SKE

SKE programmes are designed to help potential Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees gain the depth of knowledge needed to train to teach their chosen subject.

The SKE courses are designed for students due to embark on their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) who need to strengthen their existing subject knowledge. A certificate of completion is provided to forward to your training provider when you have finished the course.

 

Languages Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Online Course

Our language SKE courses are tailored to individual subject knowledge needs, with the flexibility of studying online for 8 weeks (or equivalent to 200 learning hours). The course offers broad content areas focused on everyday situations, culture, and business,as well as workshops addressing unique academic subjects.

Why a languages SKE?

The languages SKE online courses are designed to:

• strengthen and enhance your existing knowledge

• prepare you for your future training

• give you confidence in another subject area

 

Study is flexible and can fit around your lifestyle and commitments. The course will help you to:

• upgrade and expand your subject knowledge in a specialist area;

• develop an understanding of how your subject works;

• promote and develop independent learning skills;

• improve your ability to identify and address your learning needs.

 

Religious Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course

Develop your knowledge and understanding of RE in Schools

The Hope Religious Education (RE) Subject Enhancement Support Programme  has been designed to specifically support the development of participants’ understanding of RE in schools including its rationale and pedagogical approaches, as well as supporting subject knowledge development.

The Hope Religious Education (RE) Subject Enhancement Support Programme has been designed specifically for PGCE applicants who are planning to join a PGCE RE Course in 2017/18.

There are two stages of the Hope Religious Education (RE) Subject Enhancement Support Programme. and there are no fees for PGCE Applicants.

Stage 1: Living Faiths Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Course

The Living Faiths SKE programme is a 5 day intensive course that will be focused on enquiry model learning in RE through visits to places of worship and workshop activity.

What will I learn?

The course develops knowledge of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Its focus is on methods of teaching which engage and create enjoyment in learning.

Stage 2: Religious Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Twilight Sessions

In response the changing expectations for subject knowledge in RE Liverpool Hope University are planning 7 CPD twilights for practising teachers, student teachers and intending teachers to introduce each of the world religions in accessible workshops. These will be practical in nature giving both subject knowledge and strategies for teaching.

 

Mathematics Enhancement Course

The Mathematics Enhancement course will provide you with opportunities to explore pure and applied mathematics at advanced level and university level. When tackling new mathematics, you will be challenged to not just ask yourself what? or how? but also why? Two short school placements will help you further develop this ‘deep’ understanding. You will also be introduced to a range of ICT software packages which have revolutionised the teaching of mathematics.

Team support is a key feature of the course. The course begins with a residential induction in North Wales which provides students and tutors with the opportunity to get to know each other in a relaxed setting.

A team of enthusiastic and experienced tutors will support you. Your tutors’ enthusiasm and expertise will enable you to have an enjoyable but intensive six months which will provide you with sound and rewarding preparation for Initial Teacher Education.

Although there is no award for the Mathematics Enhancement Course, successful completion will see you progress directly onto an Initial Teacher Education route, such as PGCE or School Direct, where you will find that you have developed the mathematical understanding required to teach the 11-18 curriculum with confidence.

 

Mathematics Teacher Subject Specialism Course

Liverpool Hope is offering an NCTL-funded CPD programme for non-specialist teachers of mathematics in schools and colleges. There are no fees. The programme carries accreditation at Masters level as a Postgraduate Certificate, and supports St Helens Teaching School Alliance. ‌

The course is for secondary teachers only. Applications are made directly to Liverpool Hope University.

The programme is targeted at mathematics teachers who did not originally qualify in the subject, to strengthen their subject and pedagogical knowledge.

To be eligible to join the course, teachers must have QTS. Priority will be given to applicants who are teaching mathematics in schools.‌

Through attending this course, participants will:

  • encounter new ideas and interconnections in mathematics,
  • in a stimulating, and supportive and collaborative environment,
  • and will be supported in developing more effective approaches to teaching,‌
  • enabling them to teach mathematical concepts with real clarity and insight,
  • to strengthen both their knowledge and confidence in the subject, leading to improved learning for their students.

Between 2007 and 2013, 99 teachers from a wide variety of professional backgrounds have completed the Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (formerly the Mathematics Development Programme for Teachers) at Liverpool Hope.  Hope is now recruiting for the 2017-18 programme and seeks applications at the earliest opportunity.‌

 

Programme Structure

The programme takes place over three terms in 2017-18, starting in early October 2017 with a second intake in January 2018.  

Taught sessions will take place each term on one Friday and three Saturdays, and regular weekday twilight sessions.  Following induction and initial needs assessment, these sessions will provide a focus upon the key school curriculum areas of Algebra and Number, Geometry, Statistics and Data Handling. The course will also focus upon related research, theories of learning, and academic writing skills.  We hope that this blend of practical mathematics subject and pedagogy input combined with a rigorous academic strand, will provide a powerful mix, enabling course participants to develop an active understanding of the relationship between theory and their own practice.

For more information about this programme please contact:

Katie Booth

Course Administrator

T: 0151 291 3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk 

 

National Teaching School Logo
‌ 
St Helen's Teaching School Alliance 

NQT / RQT

We realise that your first year as a teacher can be both exciting and daunting with many challenges ahead. This is why our commitment to you as a Liverpool Hope student does not stop once you have graduated. We feel it is crucial to continue to support and encourage you during your first year of teaching and beyond to ensure you have a strong foundation to become outstanding practitioners.

The Faculty of Education at Liverpool Hope University offers all NQTs and RQTs the opportunity to engage in a support programme that will help you to update your knowledge, skills and ability in key areas that are essential in becoming an effective and competent teaching practitioner.  Even if you have not secured a teaching position as yet, you will have access to a range of conferences, twilight sessions, online resources and tutor support.

For more information please visit  NQT/RQT Alumni

Contact:

If you would like further information in regards to NQT/RQT engagement, please contact:

 

The NQT Team

Faculty of Education

Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park

Liverpool

L16 9JD

T: 0151 291 3061

E: nqt@hope.ac.uk

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