If you want to join a PGCE at Edge Hill University, you will need to apply through UCAS Teacher Training.
Please note, applications to undergraduate initial teacher training programmes are made through UCAS and not UCAS Teacher Training.
How to Apply
Applications are made online at www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training.
- Apply 1 – you have to use Apply 1 first. Applications can be submitted for up to three courses starting in academic year 2017/18;
- Apply 2 – If you apply through Apply 1 but you aren’t offered a place, or you decline all the offers you receive, you can continue to apply to new choices through Apply 2. However, in Apply 2, you are restricted to one choice at a time.
We expect our PGCEs to fill quickly so we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible in the cycle.
- Tuesday 18th October 2016 – Apply 1 began for academic year 2017/18 entry;
- Wednesday 9th November 2016 – Apply 2 began for academic year 2017/18 entry.
Submitting Your Application
When you begin your application, you will be asked to give details of your qualifications, employment history and personal information. You will also need to write a Personal Statement and provide names and contact details for two referees. It is very important that you choose your referees carefully.
If you have been in higher education in the five years prior to your application, one reference should be academic – for example, from a former lecturer, personal tutor, or guidance counsellor/careers advisor.
The second referee should be someone who knows you in a professional capacity, such as a former employer. Alternatively, if you have undertaken a recent placement, your second referee could be a teacher from the school where you gained this experience.
An application through UCAS Teacher Training costs £24 for academic year 2017/18 entry.
Once your application is submitted, we have 40 working days to consider it and may ask you to attend for an interview.
An offer of a place may be unconditional (i.e. a firm offer of a place on a programme) or conditional (i.e. you have an offer of a place, as long as you meet specified conditions, such as degree classification or successful completion of Professional Skills Tests).
Once you have received decisions from all of your choices, you will have ten working days to decide whether to accept a place. You must respond within this timeframe or any offers will be automatically declined.
Professional Skills Tests
You will be required to sit and pass national Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy as part of the admissions process to all PGCEs.
Once you have submitted your application through UCAS Teacher Training, you can register and book for the Professional Skills Tests via the Department for Education website. The tests can be taken at a selection of learndirect test centres across the UK.
For further information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/skillstests.