Applying Through UCAS Teacher Training

If you want to join a PGCE or PGDE 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

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Applications are made online at

The application process is divided into two phases – Apply 1 and Apply 2.

  • Apply 1 – you have to use Apply 1 first. Applications can be submitted for up to three courses;
  • 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.

Submitting Your Application

A teacher speaks with a pupil using a computer during an IT lesson in a secondary school classroom.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 currently costs £25.

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A teacher observes as two pupils use calculators to during a maths lesson in a secondary school classroom.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 minimum degree classification).

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.

You will be able to track the progress of your application at all times using UCAS Track and must formally reply to your offers through this system when making a decision.

Further Information

If you have any queries about the application process or course availability, please do not hesitate to contact Course Enquiries by calling 01695 657000 or emailing

Further information for prospective international students is available at or you can email