Your Route To Becoming a Teacher

Teachers play a key role in inspiring, motivating and shaping the lives of children and young people. If you have the capacity to listen, enthuse, and build strong and positive relationships whilst conveying your knowledge and understanding to others, then teaching is the career for you.

To work as a teacher you need to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). One way of achieving this is to successfully complete a PGCE programme which leads to a recommendation for QTS.

All of our PGCEs are available on a one-year full-time basis but many can also be studied flexibly, meaning we can tailor a programme to meet your individual needs and take any existing knowledge and experience into consideration.

Why train to teach at Edge Hill University?

A centre for teacher training since 1885, Edge Hill’s Faculty of Education is the second largest provider of teacher training in the country and the largest provider of secondary teacher training. By choosing Edge Hill for your PGCE, you will be joining a University offering:

  • A stimulating learning environment – based in a £9 million purpose-built Centre of Excellence, comprising a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, 18 further teaching rooms and a popular lakeside cafe;
  • Expert tuition – in addition to providing a high level of support our tutors are experienced and research-active practitioners who share their knowledge and experience with trainees;
  • A first-rate placement experience – strong relationships established with over 3,000 partner schools, colleges and other settings to ensure our trainees gain extensive professional experience in a variety of settings, with placements matched to their training needs;
  • 95.8% of our PGCE trainees are in employment or further study six months after graduation (Edge Hill University data, 2011/12);
  • Diverse student population – PGCE programmes attract people from many different age groups and backgrounds, adding valuable enrichment and diversity to the learning experience and making for an inclusive and supportive community.

What programmes are available?

You can study for a PGCE at Edge Hill University in the following areas: