I’ve now secured my first permanent teaching position and know that the support from Edge Hill University will continue.

“I’d been working as a paediatric nurse and was looking for a new challenge when my wife, who has been a primary school teacher for a number of years, inspired me to move into teaching. I have loved watching my own three young children learn and develop in school, so wanted a career where I could help other children do the same.

The Primary PGCE at Edge Hill has been excellent and, as part of it, I’ve experienced working across a number of year groups in four different schools. This has included working with Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) children.

Through these broad and practical experiences I have gained valuable insight into how different schools work and gathered great ideas from a variety of colleagues.

Alongside this, the tutorials we undertake as part of the course have been particularly informative. They have provided knowledge of how to deliver lessons to different age groups and even included a field trip to look at learning outside of the classroom, which was the perfect way to combine education with lots of fun!

Throughout the course the staff have been excellent; they are so enthusiastic, inspirational and supportive. Spending time with them gives you the confidence and self-belief to succeed. Finding that work-life balance can be difficult, but the guidance you receive from them every step of the way helps to get you through.

I’ve now secured my first permanent teaching position and know that the support from Edge Hill University will continue during my Newly Qualified Teacher year and beyond.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for PGCE Primary Modern Languages Education with QTS.