Teaching and Education

We offer every route into teaching you can think of and we tailor programmes to fit around your schedule.

Whether you’re starting out in teaching, returning to work after a break or making a career change, whatever your circumstances and current education level, we have routes into teaching that are flexible, effective and local.

Teaching offers:

  • a competitive salary
  • a generous pension
  • financial support while training
  • lots of opportunities for progression, tailored to your strengths and interests
  • a holiday schedule ideal for those with family commitments

We provide full- and part-time programmes and many modules are available online, so you can fit our programmes in around your current lifestyle.

We offer various routes into teaching for you to consider.

Some are more classroom-based, such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and others are more school-based, like the Apprenticeship. If you’re already working as a coach/trainer in the private sector, our Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is perfect as a more formal qualification to get you ahead in your career.  If you are working in Early Years and wish to pursue teaching and/or a degree in education, the Foundation Route will support you towards this goal.

Both the PGCE and DET lead to Qualified Teacher Status and can be part of an apprenticeship but there are differences.

To learn more on the routes into teaching we offer, download our Teacher Training Guide.

Baked beans on toast every day, is it?

Unless you’re using student life as an excuse to embark on a radical new diet, investing in your education and future career shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice your existing lifestyle!

There are several funding options,  more details can be found on our 'Money Matters' page and our Student Finance team are always on hand to take you through the application process step by step.

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