|Course Length:||8 Weeks Full-Time|
|Start Dates:||July 2022, July 2023, July 2024|
|Subjects:||Education and Teaching
|Location:||Edge Hill University|
If you have applied to study on the PGCE Secondary English with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then this course could be for you.
The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in English to prepare you to teach the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject effectively, with competence, enthusiasm and confidence, to learners aged 11-16 years. Trainees will be encouraged to prepare for teaching A-level topics where appropriate.
What will I study?
If you have a degree is in a related subject to English, or if your degree contains a small amount of English study alongside other subjects, and you wish to train as an English teacher, then you may be able to enrol on this course.
The course is designed to achieve the following:
- Address gaps in your subject knowledge;
- Inspire you to promote learning in English that is challenging and engaging for all students;
- Identify and build upon your prior learning, and develop your capacity for future self-study;
- Develop your ability to support learners’ understanding of the rich heritage of English language and literature;
- Develop the linguistic and grammatical knowledge that English teachers need;
- Develop the use of appropriate technology in teaching and learning.
How will I study?
The course is divided into individual Units, each requiring 50 hours of learning time, normally within a space of two weeks. This learning will be a blend of face-to-face sessions, online learning and supported self-study, with one evening a week on campus.
How will I be assessed?
There are no formal examinations. You will build a portfolio from directed activities.
A Great Study Environment
Housed in a state-of-the-art £9million building, the Faculty of Education enjoys a stunning setting from both its lakeside and piazza buildings.
Facilities in the lakeside building include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology. The lakeside building is also home to a popular vegan and vegetarian cafe where students can meet to socialise and discuss their studies.
The nearby piazza building offers modern facilities including a lecture theatre and a number of seminar rooms.
You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Secondary English with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University.
There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement programme which is funded by the Department for Education.
If you need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement programme during academic year 2021/22, you may be eligible to receive a bursary of £175 per week. To be eligible for this bursary, you must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on a PGCE, with completion of a subject knowledge enhancement course as one of the offer conditions. Please note, additional Department for Education eligibility criteria will also apply.
How to Apply
There is an online application process for this programme.
Applications for intakes in 2022 are due to open in December 2021.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applydirect to access the relevant online application form and to find out more about the application process.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
Get in Touch
Course ChangesExpand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.
Covid-19 - English Essential Information
Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020
In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.
Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020
In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, explains how we’re preparing the campus for your arrival in September and the facilities that will be available.