Taught course

Primary Education with QTS

Edge Hill University · Primary and Childhood Education

Entry requirements

When you apply, you are 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) and GCSE Science at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • Sufficient levels of information and communications technology competence to access course materials e.g. virtual learning environment, email, video conferencing software
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher

An interview forms part of the selection process, which can be conducted online or face to face.

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.

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


Course content

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Inspire young minds and ignite their love for learning through three professional placements. You’ll be guided by school-based mentors and Edge Hill tutors who will 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 and creative ways to inspire lifelong learning.

By studying with us, you will explore the principles of learning and curriculum design along with developing an understanding, and the application of, evidence-informed practice. 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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