CAREER PATHS: Teaching Assistant, Further Education Lecturer, Adult and Community Educator.

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Interested in inspiring young people? As a teacher, you can use your skills to help students get to where they want to be.

Once you have achieved qualified teacher status (QTS), you can expect a good starting salary that compares well with other graduate professions. This can also increase if you choose to take on additional responsibilities.

Becoming a teacher can offer you a satisfying, rewarding and stable career.

Teaching Courses

Professional Certificate in Education

This course prepares individuals for a variety of teaching roles in the education and skills sector. Some of these include prison education, the health and well-being sector, higher and further education, the armed forces or private training providers, as well as adult and community education. On successful completion of this 2 year course, having graduated with literacy and numeracy at level 2 plus a speciallised subject at level 3, students may apply for QTLS status which is the equivalent to QTS status. Students with a degree can study at level 7 in the second year, subject to agreement by their tutor


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Diploma in Education and Training

Students who successfully complete this course will have gained a recognised teaching qualification for the post-16 education and training sector. This is one of the most popular qualifications for prospective teachers wishing to pursue a career in further education, or for those who currenlty hold an FE teaching role and wish to gain a full teaching qualification.


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