Edge Hill University Early Years

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Edge Hill University Early Years

Edge Hill University Early Years


Welcome to our new and exciting Early Years Area within the Faculty of Education.

Our aim is to raise the profile and quality of Early Years Education and the Early Years Workforce through our training programmes which cover birth to 5 years with Early Years Teacher Status and Foundation Degrees with the top up degrees as well as 3 – 7 years with Qualified Teacher Status programmes.

Central to our vision is working in partnership with schools and Early Years settings. We really do value their expertise in raising quality provision within the Early Years provision, demonstrated in the high quality Professional Practice and Work Based Learning experiences our trainees and students are engaged in.  We would like to work more closely with our partners in developing our Early Years Education Area at Edge Hill University. If you are interested in becoming involved as a partner setting and would like to support this exciting new development, please contact Dr Tim Lucas (Assistant Head of Early Years Education)  lucast@edgehill.ac.uk or 01695 584727.


Initial Teacher Training Degrees


All Early Years programmes embrace employability, with each programme providing a bespoke set of employability activities embedded within the curriculum, in order to enable all our graduates to secure employment or progression to further study. Following consultation with the students, staff and employers, key features of our employability strand include:

  • CV building, personal statement writing and completing samples of job applications
  • Assessment Centre navigation and testing
  • Mock interviews
  • Focused tutorials
  • Series of talks delivered by Careers Service
  • Guest speakers from a variety of Early Years settings
  • Support with building employability profiles
  • Extra-curricular enhancement activities
  • Annual Employability Conference
  • Paediatric First Aid Training for all Year 3 student


Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom

+44(0)1695 575171