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Embark on a transformative year towards a rewarding career in teaching.

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.

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.

Discover Postgraduate Teacher Training

With our jam-packed PGCE programmes, you’ll create engaging lesson plans, get extensive experience in the classroom and continuously evaluate your approach. Discover Postgraduate Teacher Training at Edge Hill University.


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:

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Money matters

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These guides outline the tuition fees and financial support arrangements for UK students joining a PGCE or postgraduate teacher training course at Edge Hill University between August 2023 and July 2024. Find out what student funding you may qualify for and how to apply for it. We encourage you to explore all potential sources of additional funding to maximise payment support.

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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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