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Embark on a transformative year towards a rewarding career.

As one of our Postgraduate Teacher Training students, you’ll gain extensive classroom experience in a diverse range of school settings. From SEN to hospital and forest schools. When you’re not creating lesson plans or out on placement, you’ll be evaluating your latest lesson or brushing up on the national curriculum.

Teaching is all about making a difference in young peoples’ lives, so you’ll get to explore social justice aspects too. Discussing mental health, disability and LGBTQ+ inclusion. There’s a lot to learn. But you’ll have a fantastic support network you can depend on, so you’ll be more than prepared once you graduate. And when you do, you can choose to go on and specialise in areas including dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Inspire minds and change futures on one of our PGCE and Further Education programmes.


We offer a range of postgraduate teacher training courses across a variety of age phases and specialisms including Early Years (3-7), Primary (5-11), Secondary (11-16) and Further Education and Skills (14-19 and adult learners). All courses focus on your development as a teacher rather than on the subject you intend to teach.

Early Years Education

Teaching in an early years setting

Primary Education

Teaching in a primary school

Secondary Education

Teaching in a secondary school
Bursaries and Teacher Training Scholarships
Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Further Education and Skills

Teaching in the Further Education and Skills Sector

Why should you train to teach?

Next steps

To visit our stunning campus, book your place at an open day or postgraduate open evening. You can also discover the University from home by browsing our virtual open day pages.

For more information about our postgraduate teacher training courses, please call Course Enquiries on 01695 657000, email [email protected] or request a copy of our postgraduate prospectus.

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Apply now for September 2024

Interested in joining a PGCE or Postgraduate Teacher Training course? You should apply online through GOV.UK. Applications are now open. Places are allocated as applications are received, so applying early is strongly recommended. Visit our Apply for Teacher Training webpage for more application information and personal statement advice.

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Virtual Open Day

Explore Edge Hill University’s Virtual Open Day to discover presentations about our courses, a virtual campus tour with videos and 360 images of our facilities, videos recorded by our students and lots more.