Accreditation opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants

Edge Hill University are offering you an opportunity to study for accreditation that is linked directly to the work you are already doing as part of your ECC training programme:

  • Level 4 (undergraduate, Foundation degree) courses
  • Level 7 (postgraduate, PGCert) courses

Level 4 Study

How do I do this?

You will attend ECC training and gain new knowledge and understanding. You will teach ECC sessions in your school. You will keep your notes and records. You will study online with us for half a term. Then you will follow the guidance we give you to put together a portfolio that you can submit and gain 20 University Credits at Level 4.

How much does it cost?

For the academic year 2016-17 the charge will be £260.

What can I use the credits for?

You can use them in discussions with your line manager about your Professional Development, to demonstrate how you have continued to learn. You can use them in your CV if you are applying for a new job.

Other Universities may accept the credits if they are relevant to the learning outcomes of the programme you are applying for.

When does the programme start?

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. During the next academic years we will run programmes starting:

7th November 2016

27th February 2017

5th June 2017

How do I get more information?

Download the document ECC Accreditation Opportunities – Information and Registration Form for more details, or contact the ECC team:

E-mail [email protected]

01257 517 190 (Mathematics team)

01257 517 198 (Literacy team)

How do I get started?

Complete the ECC Accreditation Registration Form and send it to the address on the back of the form.

Payment can be made online here. Please note that the registration form and payment are required before the commencement of the course.

PGCert / MA Early Mathematics Intervention (Level 7)


Course Length:1-5 Years Part-Time
Start Dates:September 2016
Department:Faculty of Education
Location:Online Study
  • Gain a detailed, theoretical understanding of young children’s mathematical development and of early intervention strategies;
  • Make a positive impact on your own practice;
  • Study online at a pace that suits you.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Early Mathematics Intervention provides a theoretical and knowledge base for early mathematics intervention practitioners. It will enable you to reflect upon and make informed decisions about your own practice and to research and contribute to the development of policy and practice on a wider scale.

The programme is available to Every Child Counts practitioners, Numbers Count Teachers, and other members of the teaching profession who are interested in interventions. We may also be able to offer places on the course to teachers who are not directly involved in Every Child Counts but who would like to learn more about how to assess, teach and support young children at Key Stage 1 who have difficulties with mathematics.

For full details on this course, its modules and requirements visit the Edge Hill University website at