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Secondary and Further Education courses

The Faculty of Education has a national reputation for the delivery of high quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses across the full range of age phases. Edge Hill University began life in Liverpool in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women. From its origins as a specialist institution with 41 female trainee teachers we are now one of the largest providers of teacher training in the United Kingdom.

Working in close partnership with over 2000 schools, colleges and settings throughout the North West of England, we offer innovative initial teacher education and training underpinned by our vision 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.

Education degrees

Working and Teaching in the Early Years

BA (Hons)

Learn about the principles of working with children from birth to seven years. Gain practical experience in different early years settings as you work towards a career in the early years sector.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Children’s Learning and Development

BA (Hons)

Dive into the rewarding role of working with children aged 5-11 to support their learning in schools and other education settings. Unravel the concept of children’s rights and explore their social and emotional learning and development.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education

BA (Hons)

Experience learning in action. Embark on a journey that explores how UK education has evolved. Studying for an education degree with us, you’ll look at the entire system, from early years to advanced study at degree level.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and English

BA (Hons)

Education and English go hand-in-hand. Explore education across all age ranges while expanding your knowledge of the expressive resources of the English language and examine literary texts with a critical eye.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and History

BA (Hons)

Discover how the past has influenced the way we live, govern societies and teach the next generation. In our education and history degree, you’ll explore modern history in a global context and discover how these two fascinating subjects are intrinsically linked.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Mathematics

BA (Hons)

Numbers and theories. Logic and opinions. Our education and mathematics degree unites your love for problem-solving while satisfying your thirst for knowledge. Uncover how we teach across all age groups. Unpick a range of mathematical disciplines and master reasoning skills.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB (exc T Levels)
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Religion

BA (Hons)

Curious about religious culture? Eager to explore education and how it has evolved? Studying this combined education and religion degree, you’ll look at methods of teaching across all ages and the theology of different religious traditions.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Interested in individuals’ unique journeys through life? Join us to look at how the UK education system shapes futures, and understand how the organisations and groups through which we live our lives impact our identity, values and wellbeing.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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PGCEs and PGDEs

Post-14 Education

PGDE

Eager to enter teaching or boost your experience in further education? Gain eligibility for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status and demonstrate achievement of the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Inspire a digital generation. Build enthusiasm for IT. Train to teach computer science and IT to 11-16 year-olds, and help unlock their technical creativity. On completion of this course, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary English with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

If you think you could develop young people’s literary knowledge and unlock a love of language, you’re in the right place. Train to teach English to 11-16 year-olds and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Discover how to open young people’s eyes to the world around them. Train to teach geography to 11-16-year olds and share your ever-expanding subject knowledge. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary History with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Are you able to tackle controversial issues? Can you link the past to the present? Train to teach history to 11-16-year olds and push the boundaries of learning. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Train to be a maths teacher and inspire a love of numbers and problem-solving in secondary school pupils. During our Secondary Mathematics PGCE, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and be at the cutting edge of national developments.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Physical Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Think you’ve got what it takes to inspire students and encourage them to get moving? Fuel your passion for staying active and boost pupils’ physical and mental abilities. On our PGCE Secondary Physical Education, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Could you encourage empathy, curiosity and critical thinking in secondary school pupils? During our PGCE Secondary Religious Education, you’ll learn how to raise cross-cultural awareness, network with a range of faith practitioners and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

From single cell structures to human DNA, biology explains the world around us. Discover how to make the subject engaging and develop pupil’s scientific minds. Graduate from our PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Science (Chemistry) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

How do we connect science to young people’s lives? Spark curiosity in the classroom and help young minds tackle challenges in chemistry. Inspire the next generation as you gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Science (Physics) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Physics is a launchpad for rewarding careers in everything from astronomy and medical science, to sound engineering and nanotechnology. Foster young people’s natural curiosity about how the world works as you gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Subject knowledge enhancement courses for PGCE

Biology

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in biology and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Biology).

Course Length:
8-16 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Chemistry

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in chemistry and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Chemistry).

Course Length:
8-20 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Computing

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in computing and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Computer Science and IT.

Course Length:
8-28 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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English

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in English and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary English.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Mathematics

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in mathematics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Mathematics.

Course Length:
8-28 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Physics

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in physics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Physics).

Course Length:
8-20 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Religious Education

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in religious education and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Religious Education.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Online study

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Postgraduate taught courses

Post-14 Education

PGDE

Eager to enter teaching or boost your experience in further education? Gain eligibility for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status and demonstrate achievement of the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Inspire a digital generation. Build enthusiasm for IT. Train to teach computer science and IT to 11-16 year-olds, and help unlock their technical creativity. On completion of this course, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary English with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

If you think you could develop young people’s literary knowledge and unlock a love of language, you’re in the right place. Train to teach English to 11-16 year-olds and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Discover how to open young people’s eyes to the world around them. Train to teach geography to 11-16-year olds and share your ever-expanding subject knowledge. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary History with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Are you able to tackle controversial issues? Can you link the past to the present? Train to teach history to 11-16-year olds and push the boundaries of learning. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Train to be a maths teacher and inspire a love of numbers and problem-solving in secondary school pupils. During our Secondary Mathematics PGCE, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and be at the cutting edge of national developments.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Physical Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Think you’ve got what it takes to inspire students and encourage them to get moving? Fuel your passion for staying active and boost pupils’ physical and mental abilities. On our PGCE Secondary Physical Education, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Could you encourage empathy, curiosity and critical thinking in secondary school pupils? During our PGCE Secondary Religious Education, you’ll learn how to raise cross-cultural awareness, network with a range of faith practitioners and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

From single cell structures to human DNA, biology explains the world around us. Discover how to make the subject engaging and develop pupil’s scientific minds. Graduate from our PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Science (Chemistry) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

How do we connect science to young people’s lives? Spark curiosity in the classroom and help young minds tackle challenges in chemistry. Inspire the next generation as you gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Secondary Science (Physics) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Physics is a launchpad for rewarding careers in everything from astronomy and medical science, to sound engineering and nanotechnology. Foster young people’s natural curiosity about how the world works as you gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

View this course

Education

MA

Place yourself at the cutting edge of education theory and practice, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Children and Young People’s Mental Health)

MA

Enhance your understanding of mental health and discover the benefits of a whole school approach, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Early Years)

MA

Place yourself at the cutting edge of early childhood care and education, while developing as a forward-thinking early years professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Leadership)

MA

Develop the expertise in education policy and leadership needed to lead change in educational settings, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Special Educational Needs)

MA

Place yourself at the cutting edge of supporting learners with special educational needs, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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