Course description

This is an in-service lifelong learning (post-14) teacher training course part time over two years. If you do not currently teach please visit our pre-service course.

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 sector comprising of further education, adult education, offender learning, training organisations and adult community learning.

As an in-service trainee, you will already be in a teaching role, whether that is paid or on a voluntary basis.

Much of the course is focused on practical teaching and you need to be in paid or unpaid employment, as a teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one year). Do have a chat to us about what counts as teaching in your day job – you might be surprised.

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

DBS check

Your employer is responsible for ensuring that you are a fit and proper person to undertake the work that they employ you for. The University does not therefore normally undertake checks on those applying to this provision (though it reserves the right to do so).

If you have any questions, please email David Feeney on Dfeeney@northern.ac.uk

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.