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The Faculty of Education has a well-established national reputation for the delivery of high-quality Initial Teacher Training across the full range of age phases alongside a substantial track record in supporting partner schools and colleges in school improvement initiatives.

Faculty of Education Lakeside at night

The faculty is deeply committed to providing excellent support and training for students who wish to enter the wider children’s workforce. We offer a range of undergraduate and Masters level programmes designed to provide outstanding employment and career development opportunities. We are a major provider of professional development, advanced training and high-quality resources for school leaders, teachers and teaching assistants, each of which enhance and embrace our strategic aims in contributing to educational improvement, educational opportunities and pupil progress both regionally and nationally.

The faculty has research strengths in education policy development, enactment and impact; in educational leadership; and in inclusion and social justice. Research into social class and widening participation gained a 4* in the most recent REF assessment of ‘Impact’. We will continue to build on outstanding research on access to higher education and ‘learning gain’.

Faculty of Education facilities

Our state-of-the-art £9 million Faculty of Education building, overlooking a picturesque lake, is the centrepiece of our Western Campus and the hub of our teaching activity. It features a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites and 18 further teaching rooms complete with the very latest technology, plus a popular café.

The outstanding provision is not confined to Ormskirk, with further Faculty of Education amenities at outreach centres, including partner colleges across the North West.

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Our vision

The Faculty of Education is focused on advancing the discipline and practice of education. We continue to achieve this through high quality teaching and research, as well as our collaborative research and training partnerships with schools and colleges.

Our vision is of producing graduates and professionals who are capable, reflective and ethical practitioners distinguished by their intellectual engagement, professional acumen and commitment to the communities in which they work.

We are committed to supporting and progressing research practice and scholarly output that is recognised for its originality and impact. If you study with the Faculty of Education, you will discover an intellectual and physical environment that promotes and also challenges public debate on professional practice and on educational policy.

Our commitment to innovation and relevance extends to challenging assumptions on traditional ways of working by bringing in new approaches to management and team working. In the current challenging climate for teacher educators and for universities more broadly, the Faculty has set itself ambitious targets for reviewing and overhauling all aspects of its service in anticipation of what we feel our students and stakeholders will increasingly expect and demand. In focusing on innovative and more effective ways of working while simultaneously reducing environmental impact the Faculty is committed to providing a learning and working environment that upholds ‘smart’ working but in doing so reflects its principles of inclusivity, equity, and diversity.

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  • 85%+ NSS in all categories
  • Ofsted Good or Outstanding
  • Vibrant research culture
  • Wigan Partnership
  • Young Edge Hill Scholars


  • New ITE provision
  • Case studies
  • Library Tickets


  • Tackling the Blues and Tate
  • Liverpool City Council Partnership
  • Mentor Training


  • E-portfolio
  • Global Classroom
  • Beach School Network
  • Peer Mentoring for Students