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 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

You can apply using the Apply now button at the top of this page that will take you to the University of Huddersfield website.

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

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

Session dates for 8 October 2022 - 26 May 2023

  • Saturday 08 Oct 2022 to Saturday 08 Oct 2022
  • Saturday 12 Nov 2022 to Saturday 12 Nov 2022
  • Saturday 10 Dec 2022 to Saturday 10 Dec 2022
  • Saturday 14 Jan 2023 to Saturday 14 Jan 2023
  • Saturday 11 Feb 2023 to Saturday 11 Feb 2023
  • Saturday 11 Mar 2023 to Saturday 11 Mar 2023
  • Saturday 22 Apr 2023 to Saturday 22 Apr 2023
  • Saturday 20 May 2023 to Saturday 20 May 2023

Course fees and funding support

The part-time undergraduate tuition fee for 2021/22 entry will be £4,625* 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

Teacher Training bursaries may be available for certain subjects in the academic year 2022/23
Please contact David Feeney for further information on

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

Course Fee £4,625.00