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Education and Teaching

Whether you’re looking to train to teach or already working in the children’s workforce, we offer a range of PGCEs in early years, primary and secondary education, as well as a PGDE in further education. Our PGCEs (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and PGDE (Postgraduate Diploma in Education) are complemented by a comprehensive professional development portfolio for teachers, those supporting teaching and learning, and others working in schools and educational settings.

If you’re a graduate seeking a career in teaching, you can:

  • study a broad-based early years or primary initial teacher training programme
  • specialise in primary mathematics or primary physical education
  • choose from a variety of secondary subject areas
  • prepare for a role in further education or the lifelong learning sector

If you want to join a PGCE in secondary education but lack the required subject knowledge, we may have a suitable subject knowledge enhancement course for you.

Practical teaching experience

Whichever age range or specialism you choose, your programme will combine expert tuition with significant time spent in schools and other settings, enabling you to gain extensive practical experience and become increasingly confident in the classroom.

Specialist teaching courses

Additional professional development opportunities include specialist programmes in dyscalculia and dyslexia, accredited by the British Dyslexia Association, as well as courses exploring learning difficulties, educational enquiry, and mentoring and coaching. We also offer a range of MA Education pathways and a dedicated programme for newly appointed Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos).

We also offer the Dyslexia Alternative Pathway CPD. This is suitable for all teachers/support staff who have achieved AMBDA status and have access to either post 16 learners or learners under 16. Completing the AMBDA CPD or AMBDA FE/H CPD will allow practitioners to teach and assess learners at the appropriate age range.

Find postgraduate teacher training courses

We offer a range of courses aimed at improving teaching and increasing employability in the field. Find one suitable to you below.

Biology

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in biology and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Biology).

Course Length:
8-16 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Chemistry

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in chemistry and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Chemistry).

Course Length:
8-20 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Computing

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in computing and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Computer Science and IT.

Course Length:
8-28 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Education

MA

Place yourself at the cutting edge of education theory and practice, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Children and Young People’s Mental Health)

MA

Enhance your understanding of mental health and discover the benefits of a whole school approach, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Dyscalculia)

PGDip

Gain eligibility to apply for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA Dyscalculia) and become a specialist teacher and assessor of learners with dyscalculia and mathematics learning difficulties.

Course Length:
2 years
Location:
Solihull College and University Centre

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Education (Dyscalculia)

PGCert

Gain eligibility to apply for Approved Dyscalculia Teacher (ATD) status on a specialist programme, accredited by the British Dyslexia Association, which focuses on improving provision in educational settings for learners with dyscalculia.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Solihull College and University Centre

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Education (Early Years)

MA

Place yourself at the cutting edge of early childhood care and education, while developing as a forward-thinking early years professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Inclusion & SEN)

PGCert

Enhance your knowledge and understanding of a range of learning difficulties, critically analysing Government policy and legislation in relation to learners with special educational needs.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Leadership)

MA

Develop the expertise in education policy and leadership needed to lead change in educational settings, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education (Special Educational Needs)

MA

Place yourself at the cutting edge of supporting learners with special educational needs, while developing as a forward-thinking education professional on a programme delivered using a hybrid learning model.

Course Length:
3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in English and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary English.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Mathematics

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in mathematics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Mathematics.

Course Length:
8-28 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Mathematics (Primary Mathematics Specialist)

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in mathematics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 5-11 on this free enhancement course, designed for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Mentoring and Coaching

PGCert

Develop your skills in mentoring and coaching practice on a dedicated programme for teachers and education professionals where you will explore theory and practice across a range of professional contexts.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Physics

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in physics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Physics).

Course Length:
8-20 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Post-14 Education

PGDE

Eager to enter teaching or boost your experience in further education? Gain eligibility for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status and demonstrate achievement of the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Primary Early Years Education with QTS

PGCE

Discover how to ignite pupils’ curiosity and foster their enthusiasm for learning on this degree. You’ll specialise in training to teach children 3-7 years and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University, Holy Cross College and University Centre, Bury

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Primary Education with QTS

PGCE

Master creative and engaging approaches to teaching 5-11 year olds. Joining us, you’ll achieve recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status on our PGCE in primary education. We’ll help you hone your academic skills and nurture your professional development too.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University, Holy Cross College and University Centre, Bury

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Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS

PGCE

Make mathematics more engaging, more enriching and more enjoyable. Our PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS course will make you an expert in teaching this subject to children aged 5-11. And you’ll achieve recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Primary Physical Education Specialist with QTS

PGCE

Inspire children to be fit and healthy by making physical education fun. On our specialist course, you’ll develop expert knowledge alongside the ability to teach across the whole primary curriculum. And you’ll graduate with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Religious Education

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in religious education and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Religious Education.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Online study

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Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Inspire a digital generation. Build enthusiasm for IT. Train to teach computer science and IT to 11-16 year-olds, and help unlock their technical creativity. On completion of this course, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary English with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

If you think you could develop young people’s literary knowledge and unlock a love of language, you’re in the right place. Train to teach English to 11-16 year-olds and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Discover how to open young people’s eyes to the world around them. Train to teach geography to 11-16-year olds and share your ever-expanding subject knowledge. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary History with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Are you able to tackle controversial issues? Can you link the past to the present? Train to teach history to 11-16-year olds and push the boundaries of learning. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Train to be a maths teacher and inspire a love of numbers and problem-solving in secondary school pupils. During our Secondary Mathematics PGCE, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and be at the cutting edge of national developments.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Physical Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Think you’ve got what it takes to inspire students and encourage them to get moving? Fuel your passion for staying active and boost pupils’ physical and mental abilities. On our PGCE Secondary Physical Education, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Could you encourage empathy, curiosity and critical thinking in secondary school pupils? During our PGCE Secondary Religious Education, you’ll learn how to raise cross-cultural awareness, network with a range of faith practitioners and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

From single cell structures to human DNA, biology explains the world around us. Discover how to make the subject engaging and develop pupil’s scientific minds. Graduate from our PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Science (Chemistry) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

How do we connect science to young people’s lives? Spark curiosity in the classroom and help young minds tackle challenges in chemistry. Inspire the next generation as you gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Science (Physics) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Physics is a launchpad for rewarding careers in everything from astronomy and medical science, to sound engineering and nanotechnology. Foster young people’s natural curiosity about how the world works as you gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Special Educational Needs Coordination

National Award

Study a range of issues related to special educational needs and inclusion, engaging with a broad conceptual base of current SENCo practice and enabling you to better support pupils or learners with SEN(D).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Venues Nationwide

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SpLD (Dyslexia) with AMBDA/ATS

PGCert

Develop the expertise to enhance provision in educational settings for learners with specific learning difficulties dyslexia on a course accredited by the British Dyslexia Association.

Course Length:
18 months
Location:
Venues Nationwide

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I thoroughly enjoyed my three-year BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. The tutors were all fantastic, with a wide variety of module options allowing me to broaden my knowledge in the third year.

Hollie Wilkinson

PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS

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Primary Education with QTS student, Sophie Dottie

I’ve been given plenty of opportunities for continued professional development, and all my theory work is put into context either with real-life examples from my tutors, or when I see it first hand out on professional practice.

Sophie Dottie

PGCE Primary Education with QTS

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Teaching and education facilities

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

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