Please contact Bury College Admissions to apply for this course
Part time
Twice yearly

This is a teacher training course for nongraduates who wish to teach in the post-compulsory sector of education. This includes: adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your teaching specialism will depend on the qualifications you already have. You will need a Level 3 qualification related to the area you wish to teach in as well as industry experience. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement that may involve daytime or evening teaching or both.

Full–time: Classes will take place 9.30am - 4.00pm two days a week. You must be available for up to two-three additional days for the duration of the programme for teaching practice.

Part-time: Classes will take place 3pm- 7.30pm one day a week. In addition you must also be available for either one full day or two half days (subject to teaching practice availability) for the duration of the programme for teaching practice.

Course validated by: University of Huddersfield

Areas that you can expect to cover include:

  • Research informed teaching, learning and assessment

  • Becoming a subject specialist teacher

  • Professional code of conduct

  • Legislation

  • Curriculum design and development

  • Quality

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including presentations, observations, case studies and written assignments.

Completing your teacher training course at Bury College University Centre means that our highly experienced tutors can support you not only academically but also with on-the-job training. During your studies we will endeavour to do all that we can to find you a teaching placement within the college.

This course prepares you for a teaching career in the post compulsory sector. It is a requirement that all new FE teachers must complete a teacher training qualification as the first step in obtaining QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills). The course does not lead to Qualified Teacher status (QTS) to teach in schools. However, since April 2012 those with QTLS are allowed to teach in schools on the same basis as those with QTS for 14+ students.

Level 3 qualification in a subject relevant to the area in which you would like to teach. GCSE English grade 9-4 or equivalent, two suitable references, DBS check and completed health declaration form and tasks. Also a confirmed teaching placement.

The majority of students will be able to access a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to pay their HE Course Fee.

Self-funding students may pay in 3 instalments in September (25%), January (25%) and April (50%).

Course Fee: £3,800.00 per year

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