Entry requirements

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have:
  • A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification);
  • Satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence;
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher.
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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. This PGCE will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of English. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies. Hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities will further your own subject knowledge and introduce you to a wide range of exciting, innovative and interactive methods, including the use of Drama and ICT, to develop secondary school students' understanding and use of English, and their literary knowledge. If you have a degree in, or featuring, English as a substantial component and want to develop the literary knowledge and appreciation of secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16, this is the programme for you.

Fees and funding

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £13,000.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Assessment

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the QTS Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in ICT and other areas of English. Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171