Teaching & Education

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Our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses offer a flexible and practical way of developing your knowledge and skills to become a competent and confident teacher. Alongside our traditional CertEd (Level 5) and ProfGCE (Level 6) routes, we also offer non-traditional routes to school teaching including apprenticeships. 

You’ll study current education and training practices, develop your teaching skills, and pursue a general qualification or specialise in English, mathematics or SEN.

Whether you're just starting out on your teaching journey or looking to advance your skills, we have the perfect course for you.

Foundation Degrees:

These are designed for students looking to start their teaching journey, with a view to then progress on to a BA (Hons) Top-Up.

Top-Up Degrees:

These are designed for students who have completed a foundation degree.

Certificate in Education:

These are designed for for those who are employed or wish to be employed in a full teaching role. Certificates in Education are credentials designed to prepare individuals for careers in teaching and training within further education, adult education, or vocational training environments. These programs focus on imparting essential pedagogical knowledge, teaching techniques, and classroom management skills to aspiring educators.


These are designed for people who have a degree and are interested in teaching at secondary level but do not want to follow the traditional academic path to becoming a teacher. As well as being salaried, the course is also paid.

Ready to get started?

To study with us full time, apply through UCAS. Part time applications will need to be made directly with us.

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