Course description

This is a part time pre-service lifelong learning teacher training course delivered 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 (post-14) sector comprising of further education, adult education, offender learning, training organisations and community learning.

During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills to play a full part in teaching and curriculum development. As well as studying at Northern College, you’ll learn the practical skills of teaching through a placement in an appropriate educational institution. Examples include colleges, work-based learning providers and community learning settings. You’ll complete at least 50 hours of teaching in placement in each year (100 hours in total)

Your placement could be based in areas some distance from your point of study, so please be aware of potential associated travelling costs.

On your placement, you’ll be able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and benefit from one-to-one mentoring to help develop the skills you’ll need to become an outstanding and effective teacher.

Work experience and placements – Your course includes a work placement, you will need to fund your own travel costs to and from the placement. 

Other costs –You are doing a course which requires a DBS check, you will have to pay for this. The current fee is £47.50

If you have any questions, please email David Feeney on

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.

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.


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Course fees and funding support

The part-time undergraduate tuition fee for 2021/22 entry will be £4625* per 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

*Fees are subject to change and may rise with inflation (Retail Price Index)

Course Fee £4,625.00