Teacher Training and Education

Teacher Training and Education

Our PGCEs provide ideal opportunities for graduates to train to teach in Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Further Education and Training. The Faculty also offers a comprehensive professional development portfolio for those who are already teaching, including a highly flexible MA Education programme and other specialist awards.

Courses

Early Years and Primary Initial Teacher Training

Secondary Initial Teacher Training

Further Education and Training

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Secondary PGCE Applicants

Professional Development

Student Profiles

  • Sophie Worden

    PGCE Secondary Physical Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    The tutors guide you along to keep you on track and I can’t thank them enough for everything they have done for me.
  • Rachael Patel

    PGCE Early Years Education with QTS
    Throughout the course the tutors and the staff in the placement schools have provided excellent support, which has been fantastic.
  • Christopher Harrison

    PGCE Secondary Science (Chemistry) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    The PGCE is an intensive year but it is worth every minute. You emerge from it as a teacher with confidence and experience to teach anywhere.
  • Daniel Burgess

    PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    Throughout the course I have found that trainees are provided with all the resources they need to become effective teachers and the tutors are very supportive.
  • Beth Kearns

    PGCE Secondary Mathematics (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    As I approach the end of the course I’m glad to say that I’ve secured my first teaching post in an 11–16 school, so I’m really looking forward to starting as a newly qualified teacher.
  • Adele Beswick

    PGCE Secondary Music (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    The course really does prepare you well and I felt confident the first time I stood up to teach a class due to the amount of training I'd had beforehand.
  • Asha Musa

    PGCE Secondary Religious Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    I can only emphasise how important it is that PGCE trainees receive strong support in an encouraging atmosphere and the staff at Edge Hill provide that in abundance.
  • Michael Willshire

    PGCE Secondary Science (Physics) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    The guidance and support on the course has been excellent from start to finish and I received valuable advice, feedback and mentoring.
  • Aisha Butt

    PGCE Secondary Religious Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    The PGCE has been a great experience and I believe the skills and knowledge I have acquired will help me to thrive in being an inspiring teacher of Religious Education.
  • Sara Bowdler

    PGCE Secondary Modern Languages (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    What I've found is that Edge Hill has a real understanding of what students need from their university.
  • Francine McPhail

    PGCE Secondary History (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    I have no doubt that studying my PGCE at Edge Hill has enabled me to develop as a teacher and led directly to the new job I am about to start.
  • Daniel Higham

    PGCE Secondary Physical Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    My PGCE course has undoubtedly been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. I've met new people from all over the country and worked closely alongside friends with similar interests to my own.
  • Jessica Anderton

    PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    The practical side of the course allows you to try things out before using them in the classroom, including gaining experience in Edge Hill’s workshops.
  • Yolanda Hopkins

    PGCE Secondary Geography (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    I’m really happy because I’ve been offered a job at my second placement school and am looking forward to teaching my pupils again next year.
  • Susan Bone

    PGCE Further Education and Training
    It is with thanks to Edge Hill that I have accomplished what I set out to do, whilst also having some great experiences and making several new friends. More importantly, I have also developed a real passion for my work.
  • Annaliese Wade

    PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS
    Overall, the best thing about this course is the expert knowledge of the tutors. Their enthusiasm is both motivating and inspiring.
  • Neil Fitzgerald

    PGCE Further Education and Training
    Being new to higher education, I had some worries that the course might be too advanced, but with the support that I've been given, especially in the second year, I've successfully completed and achieved the PGCE.
  • Claire Studdart

    PGCE Secondary History (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    Edge Hill is somewhere I'd definitely recommend; not only is it well organised with supportive tutors, but everyone is made to feel like they are part of one big family.
  • James Lindsay

    PGCE Secondary Business Education (Age Phase 14-19) with QTS
    Edge Hill has provided me with detailed advice on searching for jobs and preparing for interviews, which I was able to put into practice to secure a position teaching Business and Economics.
  • Roisin O'Donnell

    PGCE Secondary Music (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    I am now looking forward to securing my first teaching role and continue with my professional development even further.
  • Lee Peachey

    PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    My course leader has been extremely helpful and gone the extra mile to make sure that my professional development progressed the way it should. He's been a brilliant asset.
  • Thomas Pye

    PGCE Primary Modern Languages Education with QTS
    I've now secured my first permanent teaching position and know that the support from Edge Hill University will continue.
  • Rob Hosker

    PGCE Secondary Mathematics (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    The course, in short, has given me the opportunity to teach my subject for a living. I've now secured my first post at an excellent local school, thanks in no small part to the excellent support Edge Hill provided.
  • Christopher Rees

    PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    I chose Edge Hill University because I was aware of its excellent reputation for initial teacher training, particularly with respect to the support it provides.
  • Benjamin Kilburn

    PGCE Primary Mathematics Education with QTS
    One of the best things about this course is the well-supported teaching placements trainees undertake within a wide range of outstanding settings.
  • Andrew Fitzpatrick

    PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    With all the hard work comes the rewards and each milestone gives you such a real sense of achievement.
  • Jonny Moffett

    PGCE Secondary Business Education (Age Phase 14-19) with QTS
    I certainly feel that Edge Hill will help me realise my ambition to be a great teacher. It's a great course supported by excellent staff and this combination has made sure that I now feel equipped to begin my career with confidence.
  • Lee Royle

    PGCE Further Education and Training
    All throughout the course it is obvious that Edge Hill want you to succeed and they provide all the necessary support to help you get to where you want to be.
  • Amy Jones

    PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    Teaching isn't just a job; it's a vocation and so I really do think you have to enjoy being in school, taking part in school life and mixing with both staff and students.
  • Nicholas Swift

    PGCE Primary English Education with QTS
    I have now secured my first full-time teaching post at a school that has been recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted.
  • Sarah Webb

    PGCE Secondary English (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS
    Apart from its excellent reputation for PGCE studies I chose Edge Hill as it provided the flexible route.
  • Hannah Healing

    PGCE Further Education and Training
    By opting for Edge Hill, you are demonstrating to prospective employers that you are dedicated to the profession, are willing to take it seriously and that you are of a high calibre.
  • Francesca Michell

    PGCE Primary Science Education with QTS
    There can be no substitute for all the hands-on experience this PGCE provides, all of which has had a major impact on my journey.
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