Education and Teaching


A teacher and two pupils listen through headphones while using a computer in a secondary 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, mentoring and coaching and teaching English as a second or foreign language. We also offer a range of MA Education pathways and a dedicated programme for newly appointed Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos).

If you want to immerse yourself in educational research, our MRes Masters by Research, Professional Doctorate in Education or PhD Doctor of Philosophy could be for you.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Post-14 Education PGDE X341
Primary Early Years Education with QTS PGCE X124
Primary Education with QTS PGCE 2PPM
Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS PGCE X1G2
Primary Physical Education Specialist with QTS PGCE 2T4R
Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16) PGCE IX99
Secondary English with QTS (11-16) PGCE QXXX
Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16) PGCE F8X1
Secondary History with QTS (11-16) PGCE V1X1
Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16) PGCE GX11
Secondary Physical Education with QTS (11-16) PGCE X9C6
Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16) PGCE V6X9
Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16) PGCE C1X1
Secondary Science (Chemistry) with QTS (11-16) PGCE X623
Secondary Science (Physics) with QTS (11-16) PGCE Q317

Subject knowledge enhancement courses are available for Secondary PGCE applicants in selected subjects, as well as applicants to the Primary Mathematics Specialist PGCE.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Biology Subject Knowledge Enhancement Apply Direct
Computing Subject Knowledge Enhancement Apply Direct
English Subject Knowledge Enhancement Apply Direct
Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement Apply Direct
Mathematics (Primary Mathematics Specialist) Subject Knowledge Enhancement Apply Direct
Religious Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Apply Direct

Our professional development portfolio includes:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Education MA Apply Direct
Education (Children and Young People’s Mental Health) MA Apply Direct
Education (Dyscalculia) PGDip Apply Direct
Education (Dyscalculia) PGCert Apply Direct
Education (Early Years) MA Apply Direct
Education (Inclusion & SEN) PGCert Apply Direct
Education (Leadership) MA Apply Direct
Education (Learning and Teaching) MA Apply Direct
Education (Special Educational Needs) MA Apply Direct
Mentoring and Coaching PGCert Apply Direct
Special Educational Needs Coordination National Award Apply Direct
SpLD (Dyslexia) with AMBDA/ATS PGCert Apply Direct
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA Apply Direct

We also offer the Dyslexia Alternative Pathway CPD. This is suitable for all teachers/support staff who have achieved AMBDA status and have access to either post 16 learners or learners under 16. Completing the AMBDA CPD or AMBDA FE/H CPD will allow practitioners to teach and assess learners at the appropriate age range.

You may also be interested in:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Doctor of Philosophy PhD Apply Direct
Education (EdD) Professional Doctorate Apply Direct
Education Mental Health Practitioner for Children and Young People PGDip Apply Direct
Masters by Research MRes Apply Direct
Supervision: Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing PGCert Apply Direct


Looking across the lake on the western side of campus towards the Faculty of Education building in twilight.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 to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, 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.

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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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