When you apply, you are expected to have: A commitment to, and understanding of, primary 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 should have: A degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required. GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) GCSE in Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent) . 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. An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last five years. An interview forms part of the selection process, which can be conducted online or face to face. 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.
Months of entry
Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Inspire young minds and ignite their love for learning through two professional placements. You’ll be guided by school-based mentors and Edge Hill tutors. They’ll check you’re making good progress throughout your teacher training. With support from tutors and school professionals, you’ll sharpen your professional subject knowledge for teaching the primary national curriculum. You’ll discover creative approaches to teaching all primary school subjects. We’ll encourage you to think of inventive ways to inspire lifelong learning. By studying with us, you’ll also unravel contemporary issues in primary education and choose an aspect of learning to examine in great detail. You can study our primary education PGCE at our Ormskirk campus, or at Holy Cross College & University Centre in Bury. We strongly recommend an early application as there is a high demand for places.
Fees and funding
Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/pgce-primary/
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Assessment strategies will include presentations to different audiences, academic essays individually tailored around your own professional interests, and ongoing task submission. During professional practice your school-based mentor will assess your development through reflective conversations, reviewing and discussing your planning and assessment records, observing your teaching, and gathering the perspectives of other adults and, of course, of the children who work with you. In all cases, you will be given clear assessment guidance. The assessment criteria will be shared with you and you will be given constructive feedback to help you to set targets and identify actions to help you make further progress. You will compile an electronic portfolio that brings together evidence to demonstrate your professional development and your ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.
Course contact details
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