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 sit the standalone tests at Edge Hill University or Holy Cross College in Bury. All revision programmes are delivered at Edge Hill University only.

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, from 6pm-9pm. 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 2019 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Tuesday 9th April 2019

Subsequent Dates

  • Tuesday 16th April 2019
  • Thursday 25th April 2019
  • Tuesday 30th April 2019
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • Tuesday 14th May 2019
  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Tuesday 28th May 2019
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019
  • Tuesday 11th June 2019
  • Tuesday 18th June 2019
  • Tuesday 25th June 2019

Exam Date

  • Monday 1st July 2019

GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Course – April 2019 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Monday 8th April 2019

Subsequent Dates

    • Monday 15th April 2019
    • Thursday 25th April 2019
    • Monday 29th April 2019
    • Thursday 9th May 2019
    • Monday 13th May 2019
    • Monday 20th May 2019
    • Thursday 30th May 2019
    • Monday 3rd June 2019
    • Monday 10th June 2019
    • Monday 17th June 2019
    • Monday 24th June 2019

Exam

    • Monday 1st July 2019

GCSE Science Equivalency Course – April 2019 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Wednesday 10th April 2019

Subsequent Dates

  • Wednesday 17th April 2019
  • Wednesday 24th April 2019
  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Wednesday 29th May 2019
  • Wednesday 5th June 2019
  • Wednesday 12th June 2019
  • Wednesday 19th June 2019
  • Wednesday 26th June 2019

Exam Date

  • Monday 1st July 2019

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 evening per week, from 6pm-9pm. 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 – July 2019 Intake

Registration

  • Registration and payment details will be announced nearer the time. Please keep checking this page for updates.

Dates

  • Dates for each session will be announced nearer the time. Please keep checking this page for updates.

GCSE Mathematics Intensive Equivalency Course – July 2019 Intake

Registration

  • Registration and payment details will be announced nearer the time. Please keep checking this page for updates.

Dates

  • Dates for each session will be announced nearer the time. Please keep checking this page for updates.

GCSE Science Intensive Equivalency Course – July 2019 Intake

Registration

  • Registration and payment details will be announced nearer the time. Please keep checking this page for updates.

Dates

  • Dates for each session will be announced nearer the time. Please keep checking this page for updates.

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 help you 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

  • Tuesday 5th March 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 7th March 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th April 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th April 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 9th May 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)

GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Tuesday 5th March 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 7th March 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th April 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th April 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 9th May 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)

GCSE Science Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Tuesday 5th March 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 7th March 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th April 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th April 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 9th May 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)

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 tests take place on campus and 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

  • Tuesday 5th March 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 7th March 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th April 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th April 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 9th May 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)

Level 2 Numeracy Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Tuesday 5th March 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 7th March 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th April 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th April 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 9th May 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)

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 Social Work programmes) 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 August prior to a September intake;
  • If English is not your first language, please note that in order to meet the assessment criteria for the English and Literacy examinations, you must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English language proficiency through the use of appropriate grammar in your answers;
  • 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.