Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Early Years Education

This programme provides the skills, understanding and experience to become a leader of learning in a wide variety of early years settings, including primary schools, nursery settings and children�s centres. Students are trained across the early years foundation stage and key stage 1, combining on-campus study with training in schools, ensuring they gain the experience to be a teacher of children aged 3-7. Successful completion of this PGCE allows students to gain a recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Entry requirements

At least 10 days of experience in early years classrooms in the 2 years prior to the application; GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification) in English language and mathematics; a 2nd Class, or higher, Honours degree in any subject; GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification) in combined science (dual or single award) or in physics, chemistry or biology plus 2 further GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent qualification) in National Curriculum subjects; candidates take professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) enhanced disclosure.

Course modules

Teaching, learning and curriculum development 1; teaching, learning and curriculum development 2; early years personal and professional development; early years specialism; initial placement; developmental placement; synoptic placement.

Assessment methods

Combination of 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 657000