The course provides the opportunity to become qualified to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector. It is designed to allow you to build up an understanding of key theoretical perspectives in planning, teaching and assessment. You should then be able to apply this understanding to plan, manage and deliver inclusive learning, teaching and assessment in your specialist subject area.
For the initial teacher training courses, you would normally be expected to have at least a Level 3 qualification in the subject area in which you want to teach. Considerable industrial experience can sometimes count instead of this. We will also ask all candidates to take a general language assessment.
Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by talking through their reasons for wanting to enter the teaching profession.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: Graduates will be eligible to apply for the PGCE route at the beginning of Year 2 of the programme.
International Student Entry Requirements
All HE courses are taught in English. You must be able to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0
Skype interviews may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange
Assessment will be through a range of different strategies such as written assignments, presentations, group discussion tasks (all of which will have a strong link between theory and practice) and assessed observations of your teaching practice.
You will take part in seminar presentations with your peers. You will carry out peer observations and reflect on your experience.
You must pass all assessment tasks.
Both your lecturer and your mentor will observe you and you need to be successful in all eight lesson observations over the programme.
Course Costs and Financial Support
Applicants have the option to pay tuition fees via a student loan, self-funding or sponsor funding.
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- Annual printing allowance
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
- Additional printing over and above the annual allowance
- The cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.
Careers and Progression
- Many students progress on to Masters level study
- The qualification supports entry into the Further Education and Skills Sector since advertised lecturing roles will usually ask for a relevant teacher training qualification.
- Once qualified, the Education and Training Foundation offers the opportunity to register for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.
Apply for this course
Where and when
Part Time Evening