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.

Victoria Wright

Victoria Wright

Education and Training University level Diploma

Victoria has worked with adults with disabilities for some years, as well as having her own business.

“I worked with a support worker who had severe disabilities and noticed there was a need to be able to change their lives. I needed to have the right qualifications to be able to do that, so I decided to pursue a PGCE.”

“Well now that I have my qualifications, I can move onto other things. I can do my specialism in teaching, I can go onto doing my SENCO award or I can go into a mainstream college and do my QTS. The course has absolutely helped me.”

English for Language and Literacy Teaching Award level 3

Course Code: C0722

Key Information

  • Start Date 28 Feb 2019
  • 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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English for Language and Literacy Teaching Award level 3

Course Code: C0722

Key Information

  • Start Date 08 Nov 2019
  • 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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Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching Award level 3

Course Code: C0723

Key Information

  • Start Date 28 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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. This is […]

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Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching Award level 3

Course Code: C0723

Key Information

  • Start Date 08 Nov 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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. This is […]

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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C5764

Key Information

  • Start Date 06 Mar 2019
  • 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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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C3020

Key Information

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2019
  • 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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Preparing to Teach in Education and Training Award level 3

Course Code: C5764

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

Course Code: C6244

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 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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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE) level 6

Course Code: C6260

Key Information

  • Start Date 26 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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