Teacher Training, Education and TESOL

Our Teacher Training courses are delivered by tutors who are experienced practitioners from various subject specialist backgrounds and their professional expertise is valued by our students. We offer a supportive and stimulating environment for those working towards teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Lifelong learning is a broad term applying to education that is conducted beyond school (post-compulsory). It is voluntary, rather than mandatory or required, and is therefore completely self-motivated – with the intended goal being to improve and enhance personal or professional development.

There is something for all existing and aspirating educators whether new to the sector or looking at up-skilling for the next step in your careers. Our programmes are extremely well thought of nationally and regionally as evidenced by our exceptionally high employment rates on graduation and, for those that wish it, some quite swift progressions into managerial level positions.

For those who wish to teach in the education and training sector, which includes adult education, further and higher education colleges, the Level 5 Certificate in Education and PGCE Post-Compulsory Education are the professional qualification which lead towards the status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

Which Teaching Course is for me?

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS Replacement)

  • This 16 week part-time course provides an introduction to teaching in the lifelong learning sector. The award can either be stand alone or in preparation for the Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning Sector). Click here to view course.

Full-time or Part-time Initial Teacher Training (PGCE and Certificate of Education) programmes:

  • These are University-led programmes providing you with specialist training led by university tutors informed by practical experience in placements. Programmes include the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Level 7 PGCE), the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Level 6 PGCE), Certificate in Education (Level 5 CertEd). These are awarded by the University of Huddersfield. Click here to Visit the School of Education.

Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Level 5

  • The Trinity Certificate in TESOL Level 5 course is intended for those with little or no teaching experience and provides a comprehensive practical introduction to Teaching English to others, however, it is equally accessible to experienced teachers. Click here for more information.

Education Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programmes:

  • Education has always been at the forefront of our Higher Education programmes with exciting and challenging pathways including our BA (Hons) in Education Studies, BA (Hons) Early Years and our taught Master’s Degree in Education. Click here to Visit the School of Education.