Prepare to teach everything from Shakespeare to the Romantic age to modernist literature as you study one of the core subjects of the national curriculum. Experience life working in schools and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status when you graduate. What’s the relationship between the curriculum and children’s development? Here at Edge Hill, you won’t just develop your knowledge of English. You’ll learn to think about your role as a teacher. You’ll explore different perspectives. And evaluate the principles that underpin education today. As well as in-depth modules where you’ll study everything from Shelley to sociolinguistics, you’ll spend lots of time in schools. You’ll help with classes and see how the theory you’ve learned applies in real-life settings. Gaining inspiration from your mentors, you’ll start to develop your own teaching style and form your own ideas about the role of education. Our experienced tutors at Edge Hill and the expert teachers in your placement schools will support you to become an outstanding professional teacher. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Please visit our website for information on available modules.
You will be assessed in a number of ways including work based on your classroom experience where you will demonstrate how to plan effectively, undertake assessment and to develop your subject knowledge. You will also carry out assessments and assignments such as verbal presentations, posters, essays and practical notebooks. As you progress from observer to teacher in school, you will be assessed through lesson observation reports. Your professional development will be mapped against the Teachers’ Standards for the award of QTS. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Ormskirk (Main Campus)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international
To join this course you must hold a relevant HND/HNC or Part1 (120 credits at Level 4) of a degree programme, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent). 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. You are expected to have a commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. To apply for the three-year degree programme please use course code XQ13.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|