Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (Business Education, 14-19)

This programme equips students with the range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Business related subjects, including economics. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further student's own subject knowledge. The programme equips students to teach across the 14-19 age range, covering vocational programmes such as BTEC Business as well as traditional GCSE, AS and A2 courses. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language and mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification); a 1st degree from a UK Higher Education institution or equivalent qualification; a degree classification usually at 2.2 or above (exceptions may be made); satisfactory levels of competence in information and communications technology; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area; candidates take professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to entry. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.

Course modules

Developing subject knowledge and pedagogy in business education; planning for effective teaching and learning in business education; research and practice in business education; reflective professional practice; professional practice 1; professional practice 2.

Assessment methods

Coursework and observed classroom experience.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 575171