Teacher training

Teacher training

Our teacher training courses will prepare you for a career in the classroom, teaching adults and young people aged 16+. This can include teaching in sixth forms, in offender learning, in further education colleges, or in community settings. There’s also the option to enhance your existing skill set with some of our shorter courses.

Who are Leicester College’s Teacher Training Courses for?

What you go on to teach will differ according to your background, existing qualifications, and your own career aims. Entry requirements differ depending on the course. Some of our shorter courses are equivalent to GCSE or A level, while the PGCE and Level 5 Diploma are closer to degree level. Candidates who lack conventional qualifications but have relevant work experience and can prove their ability to study at a higher level will still be considered. Getting into teaching has never been more accessible for those returning to learning, and the way our courses are structured and delivered make them especially suitable for career changers.

As well a teacher training courses we also offer qualifications for people who wish to work in education with children.

Further Information

We spend longer at work now than ever before, with retirement ages steadily rising. Changing careers to fulfil your ambitions makes sense – why spend years working at a career you don’t enjoy? Any teacher or mentor will tell you that while the job offers challenges, no two days are the same, and the rewards can be immense.

Open day 24 November

Open day 24 November

11am - 3pm, Abbey Park, Freemen's Park and St Margaret's Campuses

When you’re making decisions about what to do next year – whether that is after your GCSEs, A Levels, BTECs or if you are returning to learning – there’s no substitute to visiting the College and discovering the range of courses and apprenticeships on offer for yourself.

At Open Day you can find out more about Leicester College, look around our campuses and see the facilities available to all of our students, as well as talk to tutors and current students.

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E-Learning and Digital Technology Award level 3

Course Code: C3876

  • Start Date 15 Jan 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2 hours per week
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

As recommendations made by FELTAG (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group), and the government identify, there is now an increased focus on the effective use of e-learning and digital technology to enhance learning. However, as Ofsted identify, tutors’ use of technology to enhance learning is generally underdeveloped, which is subsequently impacting upon their employability. This […]

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English (Literacy or ESOL) University Subject Specialist Diploma level 5

Course Code: C0735

  • Start Date 06 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is an exciting new course which is validated and certificated by De Montfort University. It is a one-year programme of study which will introduce you to three main specialist units in developing English skills. This course places a strong emphasis on blended learning. Applicants will specify during the interview process whether they would like […]

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English for Language and Literacy Teaching Award level 3

Course Code: C0722

  • Start Date 08 Nov 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 14 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a blended learning course which will be delivered by a mixture of online tasks and classroom workshops. It will help to develop a better understanding of how to support learners develop their English skills as well as developing your own English language knowledge and process skills as part of a progression into English […]

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Level 5 University Diploma in Education and Training

Course Code: C6246

  • Start Date 19 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a two year part-time in-service programme which is validated and certificated by De Montfort University. The course will introduce you to aspects of teaching, learning and assessment to enable you to develop your work as a teacher, trainer or tutor. This course is for those wanting to work with learners who are aged […]

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Level 5 University Diploma in Education and Training

Course Code: C6245

  • Start Date 19 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course was previously known as DTTLS . It is a two year part-time in-service programme which is validated and certificated by De Montfort University. The course will introduce you to aspects of teaching, learning and assessment to enable you to develop your work as a teacher, trainer or tutor. This course is for those […]

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Level 6 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE)

Course Code: C6244

  • Start Date 19 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a two year part-time in-service programme which is validated and certificated by De Montfort University. The course will introduce you to aspects of teaching, learning and assessment to enable you to develop your work as a teacher, trainer or tutor. This course is for those working or wanting to work with learners who […]

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Level 6 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE)

Course Code: C6260

  • Start Date 19 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a two year part-time in-service programme which is validated and certificated by De Montfort University. The course will introduce you to aspects of teaching, learning and assessment to enable you to develop your work as a teacher, trainer or tutor. This course is for those working or wanting to work with learners who […]

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Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching Award level 3

Course Code: C0723

  • Start Date 08 Nov 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 14 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a blended learning course which will be delivered by a mixture of online tasks and classroom workshops. It will help to develop a better understanding of how to support learners develop their numeracy skills while also providing an essential stepping stone towards becoming a maths specialist or achieving your PGCE/Diploma.

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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training (blended approach) Award level 3

Course Code: C5763

  • Start Date 04 Dec 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a blended version of the popular Level 3 Award in Education Training. Instead of weekly attendance, you will do most of your studying online and attend 3 classroom sessions. The award is appropriate for teachers, tutors and trainers who may be working, or intend to work, within an FE college, adult and community […]

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