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.

E-Learning and Digital Technology Award level 3

Course Code: C3876

  • Start Date 08 Jan 2018
  • 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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Education and Training PGCE/University Diploma level 6

Course Code: C3880

  • Start Date 21 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6.5 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is an intensive one year programme 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 and tutor. This course is for those wanting to work with learners who are 16 or over, which […]

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Education and Training PGCE/University Diploma level 6

Course Code: C3882

  • Start Date 19 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a two year part-time 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 and tutor. This course is for those wanting to work with learners who are 16 or […]

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Education and Training PGCE/University Diploma level 6

Course Code: C3881

  • Start Date 22 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a two year part-time 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 and tutor. This course is for those wanting to work with learners who are 16 or […]

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

Course Code: C0735

  • Start Date 06 Oct 2018
  • 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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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C0711

  • Start Date 21 Mar 2018
  • 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. 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 training such as within voluntary, community, private […]

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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C0710

  • Start Date 19 Jan 2018
  • 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. 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 training such as within voluntary, community, private […]

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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C0713

  • Start Date 21 Mar 2018
  • 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. 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 training such as within voluntary, community, private […]

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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C0706

  • Start Date 18 Jan 2018
  • 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. 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 training such as within voluntary, community, private […]

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