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Education and Teaching

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.

Become the next Edge Hill graduate to secure a rewarding job – 96.08% of our graduates are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20).

With our connections to over 2,000 institutions, there are plenty of opportunities for work experience.

We’ve been training teachers for over 135 years, so you’re in expert hands.

Working in a traditional classroom is just one possibility. Our courses 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.

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.

You may also be interested in our conversion (top-up) degrees which focus on leadership and management in early years settings.

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Discover Education and teaching at Edge Hill University

Over 2000 partnership schools and settings. 135 years’ experience training teachers. A beautiful campus to live, learn and build confidence.
Primary Education with QTS, Meg Davis

Teaching is not just inspiring new generations, it is being actively part of that formation yourself.

Meg Davis

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Secondary English Education with QTS student, Lina Martins

My placement has been a huge learning experience, as I had never attended an English high school. It was definitely the most memorable moment of my degree so far.

Lina Martins

BA (Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS

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Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS student, Hafsah Nakhuda, completing maths sums on an interactive whiteboard at the front of a classroom.

I really like the passion all the lectures have at the university. This was something that really stuck with me when I first came to the open day.

Hafsah Nakhuda

BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

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An image of Ben Broadhurst

I’ve been fortunate enough to complete my final year placement in a school in Cumbria – learning first-hand how rural schools operate and teach differently to city schools.

Ben Broadhurst

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Education and Religion student Lucy

The course is not at all what I was expecting when I chose to study Religion. But in a good way. We look at religion through lots of different lenses, including sexuality, gender, feminism, family origins and disability, which I hadn’t even considered before.

Lucy Hulme

BA (Hons) Education and Religion

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Secondary English Education with QTS student, Christina King

Edge Hill is without doubt culturally diverse and inclusive and the tutors have been fantastic.

Christina King

BA (Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS

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Peter Bradley professional photo

The world is massive and there’s lots to discover, but since joining Edge Hill, I’ve realised there’s just as much to discover about yourself.

Peter Bradley

BA (Hons) Children and Young People's Learning and Development

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Primary Education with QTS alumni student, Freddie Berry

Studying at Edge Hill gave me the support, expertise, and challenge needed to become a confident class teacher.

Freddie Berry

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Alice Featherstone wearing a volunteer lanyard

Edge Hill offers constant support for students no matter what the problem is, which is something I found very helpful in my first year.

Alice Featherstone

BA (Hons) Education and English

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Hannah Baskeyfield professional image

That moment when a child understands a concept for the first time, it’s the most rewarding thing.

Hannah Baskeyfield

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS student, Claire McFadden

The place, the people and the support is unmatched. I am proud to say I attend Edge Hill University.

Claire McFadden

BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS

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rebecca atherton

I had never gone to university before and had several years away from education, but my tutors at Edge Hill were very supportive from the start.

Rebecca Atherton

Early Years Education and Leadership

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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.

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Open days are suitable whether you are looking to study an undergraduate programme or postgraduate course. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to see our beautiful campus.

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