This is an in-service lifelong learning (post-14) teacher training course delivered part time over two years.
You will be a student of the University of Huddersfield with your place of study being Northern College.
The course is focused on training you to teach within the lifelong learning sector comprising of further education, adult education, offender learning, training organisations and adult community learning.
As an in-service trainee, you will already be in a teaching role, whether that is paid or on a voluntary basis. Much of the course is focused on practical teaching and you need to be in paid or unpaid employment, as a teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one year). Do have a chat to us about what counts as teaching in your day job – you might be surprised.
Your employer is responsible for ensuring that you are a fit and proper person to undertake the work that they employ you for. The University does not therefore normally undertake checks on those applying to this provision (though it reserves the right to do so).
To apply to click on the ‘Apply now’ button at the top of this page, it will take you to the University of Huddersfield website to fill in your application.
If you have any questions, please email David Feeney on Dfeeney@northern.ac.uk
What can this course lead to?
This course provides a route to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) following a process of professional formation once you start teaching.
Those who complete the Certificate in Education could proceed on to the BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Development at Northern College.
Please note: the course does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for those working or intending to work in schools.
Want to learn more?
You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.
Course session dates
Session dates for 10 September 2022 - 9 June 2023
- Saturday 10 Sep 2022 to Sunday 11 Sep 2022
- Tuesday 04 Oct 2022 to Tuesday 04 Oct 2022
- Tuesday 18 Oct 2022 to Tuesday 18 Oct 2022
- Saturday 12 Nov 2022 to Sunday 13 Nov 2022
- Tuesday 29 Nov 2022 to Tuesday 29 Nov 2022
- Saturday 10 Dec 2022 to Sunday 11 Dec 2022
- Tuesday 10 Jan 2023 to Tuesday 10 Jan 2023
- Saturday 11 Feb 2023 to Sunday 12 Feb 2023
- Tuesday 07 Mar 2023 to Tuesday 07 Mar 2023
- Saturday 22 Apr 2023 to Sunday 23 Apr 2023
- Friday 05 May 2023 to Friday 05 May 2023
Course fees and funding support
The part time tuition fees for in-service course 2022/23 will be £3680* a year.
This course is eligible for a Student Finance England Loan for tuition fees you may also also eligible to apply for a maintenance loan https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance
*Fees are subject to change and may rise in line with inflation (Retail price Index)