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Edge Hill University’s Faculty of Education has been awarded approval from the Department for Education (DfE), to deliver a PGCE programme leading to the new iQTS (international qualified teacher status). 

Department for Education

Following a highly competitive application process, Edge Hill was selected to offer the new PGCE with iQTS as one of a small cohort of providers in England. This is the first year of a wider rollout of the iQTS postgraduate teacher training programme, with delivery starting in autumn 2024 at the University in both primary and secondary routes. 

This new international teaching qualification, iQTS, is for anyone who is a practising or aspiring primary or secondary education teacher working outside of England. The PGCE with iQTS is for those looking to turn their passion into a career with a globally transferable teaching qualification that will allow them to teach all over the world. 

With over 135 years of experience training teachers, the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University enjoys the reputation of being one of the largest and most established providers of Education programmes in England. 

Focusing on ‘working creatively with others to enhance life chances’, the Faculty has trained over 3000 teachers in the last three years across the Primary, Secondary and Further Education phases, with a substantial track record in working with partner schools and colleges. 

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“We’re proud to be chosen to be part of this initiative. The iQTS will make a valuable contribution to teacher training by enabling teachers to qualify abroad to teach in the English context. Additionally, the iQTS enables us to apply our research and expertise to develop teachers around the world. It is part of a suite of initiatives, including three brand new fully online Master’s degrees in Education, that make Edge Hill qualifications in Education available to anyone in the world.”

Professor David Aldridge
Head of Secondary and Further Education

October 6, 2023


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