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Teacher Training Courses

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)

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.”

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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3 – C3020

Course Code: C3020

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 24 Feb 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 14 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Teaching is an in-demand job and this qualification allows you to gain an introductory level qualification which will help you understand the education and training industry, particularly teaching in a post 16 environment, as well as giving you the confidence to teach.

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Education and Training Professional Graduate Certificate level 6 – C6260

Course Code: C6260

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 22 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Teaching adults is an exciting and rewarding career. This course will equip you with all of the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to succeed in your choosen field, helping to train the next generation of professionals.

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Education and Training University Diploma level 5 – C6245

Course Code: C6245

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 22 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Influence others by passing on your knowledge and skillset by becoming a teacher, a role which can inspire peoples futures can be possible with this course. Validated by De Montfort University, you will spend time on placement in an educational setting, whilst also spending your Wednesdays with us working towards the qualification.

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