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.

When you think of education, what comes to mind? Challenge your preconceptions and discover the possibilities at Edge Hill. With over 135 years of experience training teachers, Edge Hill is a great place to prepare for the classroom. But qualifying as a teacher is just one career path.

There is a strong focus on social justice throughout our courses to help you learn how to change lives. Your experience won’t be limited to schools. See what education looks like at eco charities, football clubs and museums.

When you think of education, what comes to mind? Classrooms? Your own experiences of school? Memories of inspiring teachers? Let us challenge your preconceptions and reveal the possibilities.

With over 135 years of experience training teachers, we can help you feel confident in the classroom. But that’s just one career path. At Edge Hill, discover opportunities in education across different sectors. Thanks to our range of partners, you might work with a charity, football club or museum.

Our research and teaching are informed by our determination to promote social justice and work creatively with others to change lives. We work closely with many schools and our other partners to uncover solutions to challenges they face together.

Your time at Edge Hill will not only shape you as an individual, but help you leave feeling confident you can make a different to wider society, whatever career path in education you choose.

  • 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 3rd in the North West for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • We’ve been training teachers for over 135 years – The Guardian League Table 2022 ranked us top in the North West for Education, so you’re in expert hands.
  • Working in a traditional classroom is just one possibility. We offer courses covering different ages and types of education to prepare you for a range of career paths.


Education, Learning and Development

The world of education offers so many career possibilities. Explore different approaches, discuss research and learn to inspire others with an Education, Learning and Development course at Edge Hill.
Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
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
Education and Special Educational Needs BA (Hons) X420
Working and Teaching in the Early Years BA (Hons) XX32

Initial Teacher Education

Aspiring teacher? Let us show you how to inspire in the classroom and shape young lives in your community. Explore how children develop, then apply your skills on placement.
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)

You may also be interested in our 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

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 to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, 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.

Book your place at an open day 

View our virtual open day pages
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