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Embark on a transformative year towards a rewarding career in teaching. With our jam-packed courses, you’ll create engaging lesson plans, get extensive experience in the classroom and continuously evaluate your approach.

As one of our Postgraduate Teacher Training students, you’ll benefit from:

  • learning from our research-active experts to apply the latest findings to the classroom
  • our partnerships with over 1000 schools, including mainstream, SEN and forest schools
  • the chance to make a difference in young peoples’ lives as you explore social justice aspects of education too including mental health, LGBTQ+ inclusion and disabilities/specific learning difficulties
  • a fantastic support network that you can depend on, preparing you for graduation and helping you to overcome any challenges in your first year of teaching.
Ofsted outstanding provider

At Edge Hill, we have a proud tradition of teacher training and we’re committed to developing the very best teachers. Our recent Ofsted inspection recognised the quality of our initial teacher education as ‘outstanding’ across all three initial teacher training age phases.

This means that you’ll have the highest quality preparation and support, whether you’re aspiring to teach in a primary or secondary setting, or stepping into a further education college.

Read more about this achievement

Why should you train to teach?


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.

Early Years Teacher Training

Teaching in an early years setting

Primary Teacher Training

Teaching in a primary school
Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Secondary Teacher Training

Teaching in a secondary school
Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Further Education and Skills

Teaching in the Further Education and Skills Sector

Fees and funding

Our money matters guide outlines the tuition fees and financial support arrangements for UK students joining a PGCE or Postgraduate Teacher Training course at Edge Hill University.

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. See the relevant money matters guide below:

PGCE/PGDE students 2023/24 entry PGCE/Postgraduate Teacher Training students 2024/25 entry

Bursaries and scholarships

Teacher training scholarships
Other scholarships

Next steps

Teacher training FAQs

What qualifications do you need to teach in England?
How much time will I spend in schools?
Visit our Apply for Teacher Training webpage for more application information and personal statement advice

You do not need to wait until you have completed your undergraduate degree to be able to apply for a postgraduate degree. If you are in the final year of an undergraduate degree, you can apply for a postgraduate course before you have your final degree classification. You will be able to submit your application without uploading a degree certificate at this stage. Any offers you do receive will be subject to you achieving the required undergraduate degree classification stated in the entry criteria for the relevant course and providing a copy of your degree certificate prior to starting the course.

Contact us

For further information about any of our PGCE/Postgraduate Teacher Training courses, please get in touch with our Course Enquiries Team, who will be happy to assist you.

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