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.

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/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.