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 programme 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 2017 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Wednesday 26th April 2017

Subsequent Sessions

  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • Wednesday 31st May 2017
  • Wednesday 7th June 2017
  • Wednesday 14th June 2017
  • Wednesday 21st June 2017
  • Wednesday 28th June 2017
  • Wednesday 5th July 2017
  • Wednesday 12th July 2017

Exam

  • Monday 17th July 2017, 5:30pm

GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Course – April 2017 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Thursday 27th April 2017

Subsequent Sessions

  • Thursday 4th May 2017
  • Thursday 10th May 2017
  • Thursday 18th May 2017
  • Thursday 25th May 2017
  • Thursday 1st June 2017
  • Thursday 8th June 2017
  • Thursday 15th June 2017
  • Thursday 22nd June 2017
  • Thursday 29th June 2017
  • Thursday 6th July 2017
  • Thursday 13th July 2017

Exam

  • Monday 17th July 2017, 5:30pm

GCSE Science Equivalency Course – April 2017 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Tuesday 25th April 2017

Subsequent Sessions

  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  • Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  • Tuesday 30th May 2017
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017
  • Tuesday 13th June 2017
  • Tuesday 20th June 2017
  • Tuesday 27th June 2017
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017
  • Tuesday 11th July 2017

Exam

  • Monday 17th July 2017, 5:30pm

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 – July 2017 Intake

Registration

  • Online registration and payment for this intensive equivalency course will be announced nearer the time.

Dates

  • Dates for this intensive equivalency course will be announced nearer the time.

GCSE Mathematics Intensive Equivalency Course – July 2017 Intake

Registration

  • Online registration and payment for this intensive equivalency course will be announced nearer the time.

Dates

  • Dates for this intensive equivalency course will be announced nearer the time.

GCSE Science Intensive Equivalency Course – July 2017 Intake

Registration

  • Online registration and payment for this intensive equivalency course will be announced nearer the time.

Start Date

  • Dates for this intensive equivalency course will be announced nearer the time.

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 2nd March 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th March 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Tuesday 4th April 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th April 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th April 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 4th May 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 8th June 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th June 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th July 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th July 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)

GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th March 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Tuesday 4th April 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th April 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th April 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 4th May 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 8th June 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th June 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th July 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th July 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)

GCSE Science Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th March 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Tuesday 4th April 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th April 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th April 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 4th May 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 8th June 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th June 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th July 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th July 2017, 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

  • Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th March 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Tuesday 4th April 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th April 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th April 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 4th May 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 8th June 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th June 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th July 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th July 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)

Level 2 Numeracy Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 4th March 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 7th March 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Tuesday 4th April 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th April 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th April 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 4th May 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 6th June 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 8th June 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th June 2017, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017, 6pm (Holy Cross College)
  • Thursday 6th July 2017, 6pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th July 2017, 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 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 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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