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Teacher Training

This qualification is an initial teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. Successful completion will enable you to:

  • Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching
  • Reflect on your own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills, and areas for developments
  • Analyse principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation
  • Analyse roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners
  • Develop and effectively use a range of teaching and learning resources to include e-learning

This course is suitable for those interested in teaching anyone aged 14 and over, this course is not for primary.

What makes Teacher Training at HRC special?

  • Our part-time courses in Teacher Training will provide you with flexible study hours to fit around your commitments
  • You are able to work in the sector whilst completing your qualification
  • Students who successfully complete this qualification will be able to take up full teaching roles within the sector
  • Our lecturers have years of experience within the sector, so will be able to support you throughout your time with us
  • You will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the sector
  • You will build a portfolio of work to support you at interviews

What do our students say?

"The staff are so friendly and they have great facilities"

"I recommend this course to anyone thinking about it, I am much more confident now"

Career Destinations

We're proud that our students go onto careers including:

  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Assessor/Trainer for Apprenticeships
  • Industry Trainer e.g. Paramedics, Trade Unions
  • Private Tutor
  • Examiner/Moderator

What can I do next?

Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will be able to contribute to the delivery of teaching and learning in a post-16 context. Candidates may choose to progress to the Diploma in Education and Training (Level 5 PCE or Level 6 PGCE) or complete an Assessor or Verifier award.

What will I be doing?

You will be undertaking the following activities:

  • Group learning activities
  • Completing assignments
  • Planning and delivering teaching and learning (30 hours minimum)
  • Wider reading and research

This course will be delivered through a variety of methods that could include face to face teaching, blended learning, seminars, tutorials, etc.

Added Extras

There's lots of perks to this course, including:

  • Opportunities to have contact with a diverse range of HRC colleagues acting as guest speakers. They will deliver talks and Q&As on their specific specialism, for example Student Services, Learning Support etc., which will provide you with an insight into the different sectors your qualification could take you to
  • You will have access to our Careers team who can help support you with job applications and interview techniques

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence. This will consists of a mix of assignments, evidence or practical teaching and observation reports.

You will also plan and deliver teaching and learning (30 hours minimum) as well as complete wider reading and research.

Entry requirements

  • All students must have access to 30 hours of teaching either in-service or on a teaching placement, in a post 14 context
  • A Level 3 certificate or extensive experience in your subject specialism
  • A full level 2 English (Lang) and Maths qualification are desirable as these are a requirement for QTLS and most employers
  • GCSE English (Lang) and Maths will be mandatory entry requirements from September 2024 onwards.
  • You must be 19 or over

What do I need to bring?

  • Access to a range of resources (a list will be provided)
  • You will have access to HRC's Moodle (VLE) for additional resources

Fee Information

 Please enquire as to the current fees when applying. Students undertaking this programme may be eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan.

For more information, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

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