Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (History, 11-16)

Students are encouraged to develop innovative and modern approaches to teaching and learning, including the use of information communication technology (ICT), to become history teachers at secondary school level. 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 explore different aspects of the subject knowledge. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant area; GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or equivalent; satisfactory levels of information and communications technology competence and an appropriate range of practical skills related to applicants� specialist subject; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area, for example: time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience; candidates take professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Coursework and observed classroom experience.


Qualification Study mode 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