Are you already in a teaching or training role or considering a change of direction? Helping young people and adults gain new skills, qualifications or interests is one of the most exciting and rewarding careers on offer. It is also a very challenging role that requires you to develop your own understanding and skills in areas such as communication and technology for learning purposes.

At Stoke on Trent College we are the only local provider of the accelerated PGCE qualification, giving you a specialist fast-track route into a career in teaching across all subject specialisms…allowing you to become a qualified teacher in just 14 months!  If you are interested in teaching Maths or English a Bursary of up to £25,000 may be available, please see the Step into Teaching leaflet on the right.

We offer you a wide range of courses (through City and Guilds for Level 3/4 Awards and, working in partnership with Staffordshire University for the Level 5 Certificate in Education and the PGCE at Level 7) to support you to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to inspire and motivate others. Our teaching team are highly qualified and experienced teachers themselves, who understand the demands and the opportunities in work-based and educational settings and we have excellent success rates across the full range of teaching and training qualifications available.

So, if you are employed full-time as a teacher or trainer, involved in supporting others in the workplace on a more informal basis or want to improve your prospects of a career in teaching, training or assessment in the future, we have a course to suit you. Your first steps to success start here.

Learning Support Practitioners’ Certificate

Teacher Training

This Certificate in Learning Support at Level 3 is appropriate for generalist learning support practitioners who may be working within the education or lifelong learning sector.This could be within a school setting, further education college or training establishment.

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Education Foundation degree (FdA) (Awarded by Staffordshire University)

Teacher Training

The Foundation degree in Education offers comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and skills required by those supporting teaching and learning. It is a practical course focused on the workplace. The course develops understanding of teaching and learning, working in education and behaviour management. It also covers skills required for effective communication, self development and career progression. You will take a range of modules which will be formally assessed through a range of tasks and activities. You will also be assessed on your understanding of: learner motivation and rewards; emotional intelligence and the effective learning environment.

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Step into Teaching
Do you have a Degree?
Want to teach English or Maths to students aged 14+?

Then apply for our Step into Teaching programme!

  • Voluntary part-time teaching programme at Stoke on Trent College
  • Fast-track PGCE with low tuition fees
  • Bursary of up to £25,000 (subject to criteria)
  • Guaranteed interviews for English or Maths teaching vacancies at Stoke on Trent College

For more information please contact us on 01782 603634

Key facts about Teacher Training

  • Salaries range from £17,600 – £35,900 for qualified and experienced teachers.
  • The sector is very diverse and teachers work in a variety of organisations, for example, FE colleges, private training providers, the voluntary sector, specialist colleges, Prison Service, NHS etc.