Course description

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 250 hours over the two years. Do have a chat to us about what counts as teaching in your day job – you might be surprised.

DBS check

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.