Education and Teaching


A teacher talks to three pupils sat round a desk in a primary school classroom.

Whether you’re looking to train to teach or already working in the children’s workforce, we offer a range of PGCEs in early years, primary and secondary education, as well as a PGDE in further education. Our PGCEs and PGDE are complemented by a comprehensive professional development portfolio for teachers, those supporting teaching and learning, and others working in schools and educational settings.

If you’re a graduate seeking a career in teaching, you can study a broad-based early years or primary initial teacher training programme, specialise in primary mathematics or primary physical education, choose from a variety of secondary subject areas, or prepare for a role in further education or the lifelong learning sector. If you want to join a PGCE in secondary education but lack the required subject knowledge, we may have a suitable subject knowledge enhancement course for you.

Whichever age range or specialism you choose, your programme will combine expert tuition with significant time spent in schools and other settings, enabling you to gain extensive practical experience and become increasingly confident in the classroom.

Additional professional development opportunities include specialist programmes in dyscalculia and dyslexia, accredited by the British Dyslexia Association, as well as courses exploring learning difficulties, educational enquiry, primary mathematics, mentoring and coaching and teaching English as a second or foreign language. A dedicated programme for newly appointed Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos) is also available, as well as the opportunity to train in the innovative role of an education mental health practitioner.

Postgraduate Teacher Training Virtual Information Evening

A teacher observes four pupils during a secondary school maths lesson.A postgraduate teacher training virtual information evening is taking place on Wednesday 25 November 2020, 4pm-8pm.

This event provides a great opportunity to find out more about studying a PGCE or PGDE with us. You will be able to learn more about your age phase and subject(s) of interest through a series of online activities and individual virtual chats with course tutors and guidance staff.

Book your place now and choose a time to chat online with a tutor. Please note that the link to your online meeting will be sent out by email in advance of the event.

Book your place at our virtual information evening

Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, including PGCEs, as well as entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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Five friends stand and chat in the foyer of the Faculty of Education.The Faculty of Education enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s leading providers of teacher training.

Housed in a state-of-the-art £9m building, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms equipped with the latest technology.

The faculty has a strong commitment to practice-based learning and has developed partnerships with over 2,000 schools and colleges, local authorities and professional associations.

Faculty of Education 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

A student guide directs prospective students attending an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including education and teaching, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021