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.

James Shaw

James Shaw

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE)

James chose Leicester College for teaching when he finally had the opportunity to come back to education.

“I was working at a local college when an opportunity arose for me to become a trainee business studies teacher, so I could train to teach whilst working. This required me to undertake a PGCE, so I went for it and chose Leicester College.”

He won the Vice Principal’s Award for Scholarship at HE Graduation.

“I was astounded I got the award within my PGCE class, let alone the whole of the College’s HE provision. There were many excellent research projects completed. So it was a complete surprise and I feel immensely proud and honoured to be given the award.”

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

Course Code: C6260

Key Information

  • Start Date 25 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park 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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University Diploma in Education and Training level 5

Course Code: C6245

Key Information

  • Start Date 25 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park 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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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C3020

Key Information

  • Start Date 05 Mar 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification. It was previously known as PTTLS . The award is appropriate for teachers, tutors and trainers who may be working, or intend to work, within an FE college, adult and community learning centre or learning provider and for those delivering work based […]

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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6096

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

Fifteen percent of the population is affected by a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and developmental coordination disorder. This course is ideal for anyone working with individuals who have specific learning difficulties or if you would just like to increase your knowledge and understanding. The course will look at […]

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