When you apply, you are expected to have:
- A commitment to, and understanding of, early years education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher;
- Suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.
Before the programme commences, you must have:
- A first or second class Honours degree, in any subject, from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
- GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification) in English Language and Mathematics;
- GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification) in combined Science (dual or single award) or in Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Please note, subjects that cover a narrower range of the National Curriculum, such as Human Biology or Environmental Science, are not acceptable);
- Two further GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification) in National Curriculum subjects. Please note, National Curriculum subjects are Art and Design, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, PE, Religious Education and Science. One modern foreign language will also be accepted.
Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.
EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu
You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/skillstests
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education's standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer. The standard cost of applying for DBS Enhanced Disclosure for this course is currently £50.
An interview forms part of the selection process and will include subject knowledge tests, group tasks, written tasks and a formal interview.
Months of entry
Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
This programme will equip you with the skills, understanding and experience to become a leader of learning in a wide variety of Early Years settings, including primary schools, nursery settings and children's centres.
You will be trained across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, combining on-campus study with high quality training in schools, ensuring you gain the experience to be an outstanding teacher of children aged 3-7.
On completion of the course you will have the confidence to take up your first teaching post with a clear appreciation of the latest approaches and strategies to teaching theory, combined with extensive practical experience, to enable you to educate and inspire Early Years children.
Fees and funding
If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2018/19, the tuition fee will be £9,250. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19 are £12,750.If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2019/20, tuition fees are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £13,000.