Teacher Education

If you enjoy being with children and young people and you’re enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge, teaching could be the career for you. You need to be a good communicator; ready to work hard in an environment that can be quite tough; resilient, flexible and well organised. It also helps to have a sense of humour!

Teaching is certainly challenging, but it can be immensely rewarding. There are few other professions that have the potential to make such a difference to individual lives – not only to a young person’s career, but to their wider interests, personal development, confidence and wellbeing.

Teachers work in a wide variety of settings, in schools and colleges from nursery to secondary level, in further or higher education, and in the statutory and private sectors. You can work as a general teacher (particularly in a primary school, where teachers tend to work across the whole curriculum); specialise in one subject area; or focus on children with special educational needs.

Did you know?

Teaching is a graduate profession, and the early years sector is moving the same way, so you’ll need a degree as a starting point.

Teacher Education courses are perfect for a career as…

  • Teacher
  • Classroom assistant
  • SEN support worker
  • Young person’s carer
  • Training Officer in a private training organisation
  • Quality manager within the education sector
Course Name School Assessment  
Introduction to Working with Children11A3A - Access and Teacher EducationAssessment in Functional Skills Maths and English is required along with written assignment work. Work experience is encouraged.Career Insights
Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools - Level 311A3A - Access and Teacher EducationPortfolioCareer Insights
Certificate in Education and Training (Evening)11A3A - Access and Teacher EducationWritten and practical assessments and a minimum of 3 teaching practice observationsCareer Insights
Certificate in Education and Training (Daytime)11A3A - Access and Teacher EducationWritten and practical assessments and a minimum of 3 teaching practice observationsCareer Insights
Certificate in Education and Training (Evening)11A3A - Access and Teacher EducationWritten and practical assessments and a minimum of 3 teaching practice observationsCareer Insights
Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 311A3A - Access and Teacher EducationPortfolio. Work placement assessmentsCareer Insights
Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools - Level 211A3A - Access and Teacher EducationPortfolio. Work placement assessmentsCareer Insights
Award in Education and Training - Level 311A3A - Access and Teacher EducationTheory and practical assignments including a micro-teachCareer Insights
Award in Education and Training - Level 311A3A - Access and Teacher EducationTheory and practical assignments including a micro-teachCareer Insights
Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools - Level 311A3A - Access and Teacher EducationPortfolioCareer Insights
Diploma for Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 311A3A - Access and Teacher Education A wide range of assessment methods will be used.Career Insights
Diploma in Education and Training11A3A - Access and Teacher EducationPortfolio of evidence including assignments, presentations, reflective practice, professional development records, 8 teaching practice observations and Career Insights
Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools - Level 211A3A - Access and Teacher EducationPortfolio. Work placement assessmentsCareer Insights
Foundation Degree in Supporting Children in Primary Education (HE)11A2C - ChildcareWritten assignments, Online learning, presentations. Reflective learning.Career Insights