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Teacher training

Perfect your intuitive and inclusive teaching skills, learning approaches and practice with an in depth teacher training programmes.

Our teacher training programmes can help equip you with knowledge of the latest pedagogical approaches, together with the confidence and experience to put your ideas into practice in the classroom.

Our qualifications can make a big difference to your career as a:

  • school teacher
  • teaching assistant
  • trainer in the workplace
  • lecturer in college or university
  • teaching English as a foreign language

Why get into teaching?

Teaching can be rewarding, both financially and emotionally. You can inspire the next generation and secure a great career, with plenty of advancement opportunities.

You may already have your own reasons why you want to get into teaching but here are a few of our favourites! 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

Why study with us?

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.

We offer every route into teaching you can think of and we tailor programmes to fit around your schedule. We provide training locally and online and have a 99% pass rate with a 95% employment rate. 

  • We offer full- and part-time programmes and many modules are available online, so you can fit our courses in around your current lifestyle
  • All your learning needs can be supported
  • Courses are hands-on and help build a CV full of practical experience for immediate employment
  • Our Level 3 Awards and Diploma in Education and Training are approved by Ascentis. The PGCE at level 6/7 is accredited by Oxford Brookes University, so you’ll gain full access to their facilities. You’ll also get twice the pastoral support (Oxford Brookes and Activate Learning)
  • More funding options than just studying at a university

Drop into one of our campuses, contact us online or call 0800 612 6009 for a no obligation chat about how we can help you achieve your goals.


Qualifications

We offer qualifications from Level 2 certificates to university-level (PGCE, equivalent to university-level studies, at Levels 6–7, depending on the modules taken.)

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) with English and maths or Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2
  • Level 3+ in subject specialism
  • DBS check + ID
  • Subject specialist mentor. Trainees for Diplomas in Education and Training and Post-Graduate Certificates in Education need to have a mentor identified upon enrolling on their course. This mentor will serve as the subject specialist and supporter of the trainee in developing the specific strategies related to the course they are teaching, whilst they learn more general teaching practices. If you don't have a mentor, then we can help you to find one.

Facilities

This is a blended classroom-based course. Locations of sessions will be decided based on the preferred location of candidates with possible sites including: Banbury, Oxford and Reading. It is likely there will be a mixture of sites, so please allow time for travel.

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps us equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

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