Course description

We are still recruiting for 22/23, if you are interested please contact David Feeney on dfeeney@northern.ac.uk

This is a full time pre-service lifelong learning teacher training course delivered over one year. You will be a student of the University of Huddersfield with your place of study being Northern College. The course can be studied at different levels, the appropriate level for you will be discussed in your interview.

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 100 hours of teaching 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

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, although it is currently possible for people with QTLS to obtain work in schools as a qualified teacher.

Course session dates

  • 28 September 2022 – 9 June 2023