Subject Area: Teacher Training

Awarded by The University Of Huddersfield.


Our Full Time Pre-Service and Part Time In-Service PGCE are highly respected Initial Teacher Training qualifications awarded by the University of Huddersfield but delivered locally here at the University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL).

The Pre-Service programme is aimed at graduates wishing to train to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and the In-Service programme is aimed at those who are already working in the Lifelong Learning Sector, but do not yet hold a Teaching qualification. The Lifelong Learning Sector is a diverse sector which includes Further Education, Higher Education, Adult and Community Learning,

Offender Learning, Alternative Provision for 14 – 16-year olds, and SEND Education. The programmes lead to a professionally recognised qualification in teaching and entitle Trainees to apply for QTLS or HEA Fellowship, upon successful completion.

The practice-based programme equips trainees with the skills and knowledge required for teaching, in a range of contexts. Successful applicants will be assigned a teaching placement and a subject specialist mentor and will also have the opportunity to work with subject specialist Teacher Educators, at the University of Huddersfield.

Themes of teaching for social justice, creativity and innovation in education, and the application of digital technologies to enhance and support inclusive teaching and learning, run throughout the programmes. You will be supported to engage with a wide range of educational research and theoretical perspectives on teaching, learning and assessment, which you will apply to your own practice and you will be taught by and work with experienced Teacher Educators who are specialists in their field and committed to teaching excellence.

This exciting programme offers you the opportunity to explore current developments within your own subject specialism, and you will be supported to undertake your own research in this area, whilst also exploring current debates, issues and research, in education, generally. The skills and professional qualification you acquire will equip you to enter into the field of Professional Teaching, in the lifelong Learning Sector or to progress in your current field, or potentially explore other avenues within in the lifelong Learning Sector.

Our Programmes:

  • Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed.)

    This is a part-time (normally two years) in-service (whilst teaching) Initial Teacher Education training course, for the Lifelong Learning Sector, leading to a professional qualification in further, higher and adult […]


  • Pre-Service Initial Teacher Education (Lifelong Learning)

    The Programme aims to provide initial teacher education for the Lifelong Learning Sector, which develops excellent practical skills underpinned by an understanding of the theoretical basis for practice. The programme […]


  • Professional and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

    This is a part-time (normally two years) in-service (whilst teaching) post-compulsory teacher training course leading to a professional qualification in further, higher and adult education and training. For those employed […]