Entry requirements

When you apply, you should already be able to demonstrate the following:
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, normally founded on at least 10 days of experience in primary classrooms in the two years prior to your application;
  • Suitable personal and presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.
Before the programme commences, you must have:
  • A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
  • GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in English Language and Mathematics;
  • GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology.
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. An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last five years. An interview forms part of the selection process. 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. Our PGCE Primary Education with QTS programme is a school-based partnership, combining on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings. The PGCE will train you to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. You will receive a high quality training experience and learn the latest approaches and strategies necessary to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). During the programme you will study a breadth of subjects, including all of the National Curriculum subjects. Through a focus on evidence-based research, you will specialise in one of the following:
  • Computing/Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Special Educational Needs/Disabilities
  • Learning Outside The Classroom
We strongly recommend an early application as there is high demand for places.

Fees and funding

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2018/19, 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 2018/19 are £12,750.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Assessment

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against the Professional Standards for QTS. You will also complete:
  • Edge Hill subject knowledge audits in English and Mathematics;
  • A Career Entry Development Profile (CEDP) which serves as a bridge between your PGCE programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171