Equivalency Programmes

Equivalency CourseIf you are applying to University and don’t possess the GCSEs or level 2 qualifications required for your course, one of our equivalency programmes may be for you.

We offer revision courses in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science, in addition to standalone tests in the same GCSE subjects and Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

You can choose to study these revision courses and sit the standalone tests at Edge Hill University or Holy Cross College in Bury.


GCSE Equivalency: 12 Week Revision Courses

Equivalency CourseIf you are intending to undertake an initial teacher training programme, our 12-week GCSE equivalency courses could be for you.

English, Mathematics and Science programmes are available, with each course costing £250. Start dates are typically available in every January, April and September. Some prior subject knowledge is required (i.e. the courses are not suitable for complete beginners).

You will be required to attend tutorials for one evening per week. It is essential that you attend these sessions since at the end of the course you will sit an exam.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject and intake date from the options below for a full list of dates and a link to register and pay.

GCSE English Equivalency Course – April 2016 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Thursday 14th April 2016

Subsequent Sessions

  • Thursday 21st April 2016
  • Thursday 28th April 2016
  • Thursday 5th May 2016
  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Thursday 19th May 2016
  • Thursday 26th May 2016
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016
  • Thursday 9th June 2016
  • Thursday 16th June 2016
  • Thursday 23rd June 2016
  • Thursday 30th June 2016

Exam

  • Monday 4th July 2016

GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Course – April 2016 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Monday 11th April 2016

Subsequent Sessions

  • Monday 18th April 2016
  • Monday 25th April 2016
  • Monday 2nd May 2016
  • Monday 9th May 2016
  • Monday 16th May 2016
  • Monday 23rd May 2016
  • Monday 30th May 2016
  • Monday 6th June 2016
  • Monday 13th June 2016
  • Monday 20th June 2016
  • Monday 27th June 2016

Exam

  • Monday 4th July 2016

GCSE Science Equivalency Course – April 2016 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Wednesday 13th April 2016

Subsequent Sessions

  • Wednesday 20th April 2016
  • Wednesday 27th April 2016
  • Wednesday 4th May 2016
  • Wednesday 11th May 2016
  • Wednesday 18th May 2016
  • Wednesday 25th May 2016
  • Wednesday 1st June 2016
  • Wednesday 8th June 2016
  • Wednesday 15th June 2016
  • Wednesday 22nd June 2016
  • Wednesday 29th June 2016

Exam

  • Monday 4th July 2016

GCSE Equivalency: 4 Week Intensive Revision Courses

Equivalency CourseIf you are intending to undertake an initial teacher training programme, our 4-week intensive GCSE equivalency courses could be for you.

Aimed at later applicants, a 4-week course is suitable if you have a sufficiently advanced level of existing subject knowledge and understanding to not require the longer 12-week programme.

English, Mathematics and Science intensive courses are available, with each subject costing £250. A single start date for each programme is typically available in mid-summer each year.

You will be required to attend tutorials for two evenings per week. It is essential that you attend these sessions since at the end of the course you will sit an exam.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject from the options below.

GCSE English Intensive Equivalency Course

Registration

  • Online registration and payment for this intensive course will be available soon.

Dates

  • Dates for this intensive course will be available soon.

GCSE Mathematics Intensive Equivalency Course

Registration

  • Online registration and payment for this intensive course will be available soon.

Dates

  • Dates for this intensive course will be available soon.

GCSE Science Intensive Equivalency Course

Registration

  • Online registration and payment for this intensive course will be available soon.

Dates

  • Dates for this intensive course will be available soon.

GCSE Equivalency: Standalone Tests

Equivalency TestIf you are not able to join an equivalency course or feel that, with some self-revision, your subject knowledge is already sufficiently strong enough, we offer standalone GCSE equivalency tests in English, Mathematics and Science.

The cost is £100 per subject, with a choice of two dates typically offered per month.

You will receive a revision pack to study at home before sitting the test. If you are unsuccessful in passing the test in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject from the options below for a full list of dates and a link to register and pay.

GCSE English Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 3rd March 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 5th March 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th April 2016, 6pm (Edge Hill University only)
  • Saturday 9th April 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 14th April 2016, 6pm (Holy Cross College only)
  • Thursday 5th May 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016,  6pm
  • Saturday 4th June 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th July 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 9th July 2016, 10am

Please note, Thursday tests are offered at Edge Hill University and Holy Cross College (subject to numbers). Saturday tests are at Edge Hill University only.

GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 3rd March 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 5th March 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th April 2016, 6pm (Edge Hill University only)
  • Saturday 9th April 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 14th April 2016, 6pm (Holy Cross College only)
  • Thursday 5th May 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016,  6pm
  • Saturday 4th June 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th July 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 9th July 2016, 10am

Please note, unless stated otherwise, Thursday tests are offered at Edge Hill University and Holy Cross College (subject to numbers). Saturday tests are at Edge Hill University only.

GCSE Science Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 3rd March 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 5th March 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th April 2016, 6pm (Edge Hill University only)
  • Saturday 9th April 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 14th April 2016, 6pm (Holy Cross College only)
  • Thursday 5th May 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016,  6pm
  • Saturday 4th June 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th July 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 9th July 2016, 10am

Please note, unless stated otherwise, Thursday tests are offered at Edge Hill University and Holy Cross College (subject to numbers). Saturday tests are at Edge Hill University only.


Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy Equivalency: Standalone Tests

Equivalency TestLiteracy and Numeracy equivalency tests are for applicants to professional health and social care programmes (excluding BA (Hons) Social Work) where Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy are included in the entry requirements.

The cost is £60 per subject, with a choice of two dates typically offered per month.

You will receive a revision pack to study at home before sitting the test. If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject from the options below for a full list of dates and a link to register and pay.

Level 2 Literacy Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 3rd March 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 5th March 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th April 2016, 6pm (Edge Hill University only)
  • Saturday 9th April 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 14th April 2016, 6pm (Holy Cross College only)
  • Thursday 5th May 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016,  6pm
  • Saturday 4th June 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th July 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 9th July 2016, 10am

Please note, unless stated otherwise, Thursday tests are offered at Edge Hill University and Holy Cross College (subject to numbers). Saturday tests are at Edge Hill University only.

Level 2 Numeracy Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 3rd March 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 5th March 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th April 2016, 6pm (Edge Hill University only)
  • Saturday 9th April 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 14th April 2016, 6pm (Holy Cross College only)
  • Thursday 5th May 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016,  6pm
  • Saturday 4th June 2016, 10am
  • Thursday 7th July 2016, 6pm
  • Saturday 9th July 2016, 10am

Please note, unless stated otherwise, Thursday tests are offered at Edge Hill University and Holy Cross College (subject to numbers). Saturday tests are at Edge Hill University only.


Contact Us

If you have any queries about equivalency tests, please get in touch by calling 01695 657148 or emailing edgehilltests@edgehill.ac.uk.


Disclaimer

Equivalency Course

  • The equivalency courses and tests meet the GCSE and Level 2 entry criteria for Edge Hill University courses only (excluding BA (Hons) Social Work) and do not necessarily hold any currency with other institutions;
  • You should allow a minimum of four weeks for papers to be marked. Tests are held on a monthly basis. You will be eligible to complete one test (and two resits if unsuccessful) in each subject;
  • It is your responsibility to book onto and sit the equivalency test(s) in a timely manner, allowing enough time for resits (if required) and to meet offer deadlines. This is typically 31st March prior to an April intake and 31st August prior to a September intake;
  • A test must be taken within twelve months of payment being made;
  • If you are unable to sit an exam on any of the published dates there are allowances for mitigating circumstances. Should this situation occur, you should email edgehilltests@edgehill.ac.uk for advice;
  • The running of equivalency courses is subject to sufficient numbers of students registering.
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