The Lifelong Learning Sector includes teaching professional and vocational qualifications in Further Education colleges, sixth form colleges, adult education centres, offender education, private training providers and work-based learning. Many teachers and trainers in this sector have lots of practical experience in their specialist area. Our courses provide the underpinning theoretical knowledge and support the development of your teaching skills.
Qualifying as a Post Compulsory Teacher allows you to teach in areas such as:
Our innovative programmes provide the accreditation needed to take on a full teaching role. Currently we are the only University in the UK that offers you the opportunity to submit an electronic portfolio for assessment which can be used towards your application for QTLS (Professional Formation).
Our initial teacher education for further education is Ofsted rated Grade 2: Good (March 2013).
Got a query about Post Compulsory Education teacher training? Visit the PCE Teaching Frequently Asked Questions page, which contains answers to the most common queries that we receive.
These courses are applicable to those not currently employed in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
A new government scheme means you may be eligible for a bursary of up to £25,000 if you are looking to teach maths or English.
|Bursary levels||1st class degree||2.1 degree||2.2 degree||3rd|
|English||£9,000||£4,000||No bursary||No bursary|
* Must hold at least a B at A level Maths. Trainees will not be entitled to this bursary if they are also entitled to a higher education bursary based in degree class.
If you are a practising teacher in the post-compulsory sector the following part-time options are available to you.
The CertEd and ProfGradEd (DET) routes for current teachers is offered by and taught at our partner colleges. Applications for this course should be direct to the college of your choosing. View a list of colleges and their contact details
The course (DET) was formerley known as DTLLS
Preparing for ITT Application and Interviews - IoE (PDF 501K, Downloads file)
There are many ways that you can prepare for teacher training. We have put together a list of things that you can do and courses that you can take to support your application.
To research teaching in the post-compulsory sector further, visit the following web site The Institute for Learning (IfL)
Our programmes will support you to begin to generate the evidence required for your application for Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status.
Visit the student successes pages to read about the experiences of some of our current students and how they have found their courses, the resources and support, and life as a student at the University of Wovlerhampton.
For any enquiries about our teacher training courses please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org