Education and Teaching


Primary Education student Freddie Berry stands in a school corridor while on a professional practice placement, with children's work visible on the wall behind him.

Take your first step towards a rewarding career in education or teaching. If you have the creativity and dedication to inspire children and young people, join Edge Hill and develop your knowledge and skills in partnership with one of our diverse school setting partners.

There are few careers more rewarding than education. It takes creativity and dedication to inspire children and young people, but the sense of satisfaction you’ll get at the end of a working day is incredible.

We’ve been training teachers for over 135 years, so we know what it takes to help you thrive – as well as how to solve the challenges you might face along the way. And we’ve built partnerships with over 2,000 schools, colleges and other education settings where you can practise your skills on placement.

Think you have the creativity and curiosity you’ll need to succeed? Whether you want to manage a nursery, teach in a school or deliver education programmes in a museum, we’re here to support your career ambitions.

  • We’ve been training teachers for over 135 years – The Guardian University Guide 2021 ranked us top in the North West for Education, so you’re in expert hands.
  • With our connections to over 2,000 institutions, there are plenty of opportunities for work experience. That’s just one of the reasons why we’re 2nd in the North West for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2021.
  • We have a range of courses covering different ages and types of education. Each could lead to a rewarding career – you just need the imagination and curiosity to succeed.



Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Children & Young People’s Learning & Development (Primary) BA (Hons) XL25
Children’s Learning and Development BA (Hons) XL77
Early Years Education and Leadership FdA Apply Direct
Education BA (Hons) XX10
Education and English BA (Hons) QX13
Education and History BA (Hons) X1V1
Education and Mathematics BA (Hons) XG11
Education and Religion BA (Hons) VX36
Education and Sociology BA (Hons) XL33
Teaching, Learning and Child Development BA (Hons) 8G77
Working and Teaching in the Early Years BA (Hons) XX32

We also offer conversion (top-up) degrees which focus on leadership and management in early years settings.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Early Years Education BA (Hons) Apply Direct
Early Years Leadership BA (Hons) Apply Direct


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Primary Early Years Education with QTS BA (Hons) X310
Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons) 0P59
Primary Education with QTS (Part-Time) BA (Hons) Apply Direct
Secondary English Education with QTS BA (Hons) XQ1J (2 Years) or XQ13 (3 Years)
Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS BSc (Hons) X1G1 (2 Years) or X1GC (3 Years)
Secondary Religious Education with QTS BA (Hons) XV63 (2 Years) or XV62 (3 Years)

Student Views

Education and Teaching in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation


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 education, training and research for the Children’s Workforce.

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 complete 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 we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

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.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021