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Postgraduate study at Edge Hill University

PGCE Primary Education with QTS

  • Train to enthuse and inspire children aged 5-11 with creative teaching;
  • Choose a research specialism from a variety of subjects;
  • Join an innovative, school-led programme and learn from specialist tutors and expert practitioners at the cutting edge of developments in education;
  • Benefit from high quality training through our excellent partnerships with schools and experience a variety of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes;
  • Develop your own interests and receive individual support.

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Our PGCE Primary Education with QTS programme is a school-based partnership, combining on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings.

This PGCE will train you to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. You will receive a high quality training experience and learn the latest approaches and strategies necessary to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

During the programme you will study a breadth of subjects, including all of the National Curriculum subjects. Through a focus on evidence-based research, you will investigate one of the following areas further:

  • Computing/Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Special Educational Needs/Disabilities
  • Learning Outside The Classroom

We strongly recommend an early application as there is high demand for places.

Entry requirements

When you apply, you are expected to have:

  • A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher;
  • Suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.

Before the programme commences, you must have:

  • A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
  • GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in English Language and Mathematics;
  • GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology.

Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last five years. An interview forms part of the selection process.

You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. 

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Course modules

  • PGP4100Reflection on Academic and Professional Development (30 CREDITS)
  • PGP4101Evidence-based Research and Leadership (30 CREDITS)

In addition to the above modules, the course features a range of non-modular activities, covering curriculum subject knowledge and professional practice. These activities will support you in the development of the professional skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes encapsulated in the Teachers’ Standards (Department for Education 2014).

Timetables

Timetables for your induction week are normally available in August prior to enrolment. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your induction week. While we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Assessment methods

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against the Professional Standards for QTS.

You will also complete:

  • Edge Hill subject knowledge audits in English and Mathematics;
  • A Career Entry Development Profile (CEDP) which serves as a bridge between your PGCE programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Sponsorship information

Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time PGCE students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,250 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 12 Months
PGCE Full time £ 13,000 (Academic year) International 12 12 Months

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