• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 5 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

If you are already working as a teacher/trainer and you would like to achieve the sector qualification for teaching in post-16 settings, this course is for you.

Colleges and universities need teachers with specialist subject knowledge. If you have gained a degree in a relevant subject area, you could be a teacher in post-16 education and inspire the next generation.

Level 3 (NQF) in your specialist subject, English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy), a minimum of 50 teaching hours in your first year and a minimum of 50 teaching hours in your second year.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 2750.00 *subject to change You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. DBS will be approximately £44.

You will develop skills in teaching, planning and assessment and your understanding of learning theories through group work, assignments, presentations, reports and essays. Development in your teaching practice will be assessed through 8 observations.

You will already be employed as a teacher or trainer.

Year 1 - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Developing Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Practical Teaching and Professional Development. Year 2 - Contextualising Policy and Curriculum, Enhancing Learning through Innovation.

University of Sunderland

Our HE Academic Support Tutor can provide help with study skills, written English, academic writing, research skills, critical thinking and revision, assessment and examination skills.

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Higher Education Teaching Professionals

Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

Medium Salary

£ 51427

5995 people employed as Higher Education Teaching Professionals in the current year.

Further Education Teaching Professionals

Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

Medium Salary

£ 34962

4114 people employed as Further Education Teaching Professionals in the current year.

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals

Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.

Medium Salary

£ 37326

12127 people employed as Secondary Education Teaching Professionals in the current year.

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Why choose Northumberland College?

We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.

Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.

Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.