Course description

This course is aimed at those who want to know more about teaching or supporting learning in colleges or adult and community learning. It will provide a taster of such work, enabling you to discover and decide on the pathway that is right for you.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of teaching and supporting learning, and the connection between education and social purpose. It can be a first step to working in this sector as a member of the education staff in teaching and support roles.

On this one-day course you will be introduced to:

the question 'What is Learning?'
teaching and learning, and the different roles and responsibilities?
the purpose and social purpose of education.

The post age 16 and adult learning sector is vast covering education after leaving a school environment. It includes Further Education Colleges, Community Learning, private sector training and prison education.

Please note - this does not include sixth forms in Schools or Higher Education (Universities).

What can this course lead to?

You can progress onto:

Exploring Adult Learning
Exploring Prejudice and Stereotypes.

With further study possible careers include Post 16 Teacher, Tutor, Lecturer, Learning Mentor, Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

This is a one-day course for

  • 24 June 2022

Course fees and funding support

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,374.50 a year or less. We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.

Course Fee £17.50