To join this PGCE you should have a first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification) in a subject that is clearly part of the Further Education and Training curriculum. For applicants with a degree in a subject not related to the Further Education curriculum, other suitable Level 3 qualifications may be considered if these are supplemented by appropriate professional experience.
GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent, are required.
If you wish to select English / Literacy as your specialism, you will require GCSE English at Grade A or Grade 7 or above, or equivalent, together with an A Level, or equivalent, in a Humanities subject, such as English, Law or History.
If you wish to select Mathematics/Numeracy as your specialism, you will require GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or Grade 7 or above, or equivalent, together with an A Level, or equivalent, in a related subject, such as Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Accounting.
EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu
An interview forms part of the selection process.
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults'. The standard cost of applying for DBS Enhanced Disclosure for this course is currently £50. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
Months of entry
The most recent Ofsted inspection (June 2014) judged Edge Hill University's initial teacher education for further education to be Outstanding. The report commended "the exceptionally high-quality training in further education" which "develops deeply reflective trainees, guided by expert mentors who help them to attain outstanding outcomes."
This programme carries eligibility for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. Since April 2012, QLTS has been approved by the Department for Education as being equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for schools and therefore there is the possibility of teaching in a school if your specialist subject is part of the curriculum for the given age range.
A PGCE in Further Education and Training will provide you with an endorsed qualification that can be used to teach or train in the Further Education / Lifelong Learning sector. It is suitable for those who are looking to enter teaching in the sector for the first time, as well as those who are already working in further education, a work-based learning setting, the voluntary sector or in public sector training such as the Police, Fire Service, Health Service and Prison Service. The programme will provide you with a wide range of practical skills and the insights to support you in becoming a confident and credible teacher or trainer of the highest quality.