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.
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.
What are the entry requirements?
Level 3 qualification in the subject specialism. Maths and English GCSE 4-9/ level 2 funtional skills and EDSQ Level 1 are desirable but can be studied alongside. 100 teaching hours and access to observe for the course tutor. 2 references. For pre-service students – DBS and health check.
If you hold a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, you may be eligible to directly access Year 2 of the course by undertaking a paper based claim for accreditation of prior learning.
How much does this cost?
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)
When does this start and end?
20th September 2023 – 7th July 2024
“Northern College made it possible for me to study my Bachelors, Masters and PHD. I am now a tutor in professional policing. ” - Natalie
I could not have wished for better tutors and fellow learners; they made this experience very special.
I worked in various roles for 11 years before training to become a tutor. It was the best thing I have ever done. I get to teach young people and adults and can provide real life scenarios to help them to understand the subject.
This is the most supported I have ever felt in my education and, because of that, my work load has always felt manageable.
Rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider
student pass rate for 2021-22
of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn