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Teacher Training

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 Teacher Training Courses

Our Staff

Deborah Ellis BA, MA, QTLS

Subject Area Lead School for Education

I am the Subject Area Lead for Education and centre manager delivering Initial Teacher Education for the Lifelong Learning sector. My career has spanned several sectors, mainly post 14 and HE work, holding QTLS

I have over 22 years' experience within education, health, and social care and over 18 years’ experience of teaching in a range of roles both in the community and in education settings.

Paula McCay MA BEd (Hons) NPQH

Lecturer Teacher Education

I have a broad range of teaching experiences spanning 36+ years. Half of my previous experiences have been spent in leadership roles as a Deputy Head Teacher, Acting Head Teacher, Head Teacher and more recently as a University Based Mentor/Tutor for Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln. My current role enables me to support trainee teaching to develop effective pedagogical approaches to supporting the learning of children and young people.

Sarah Johnson MA, BA (Hons),PGCE, EYT, QTLS

Lecturer Initial Teacher Education for the Lifelong Learning sector

I teach and provide pastoral mentoring on the Initial Teacher Education for the Lifelong Learning sector. I have been involved in teacher education across FE and HE for over 12 years. I have experience teaching across a range of levels from level 2/3 all the way to level 7. I have sector experience as an Early Years SENCO and I am a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner working mainly with children and young people with SEND and Behaviour difficulties.

Shelley Forster MA, BA (Hons), PGCE

Lecturer for Initial Teacher Education for the Lifelong Learning sector.

I deliver Initial Teacher Education for the Lifelong Learning sector. I have been involved in teacher education for over twenty years. I am an experienced practitioner having taught across a range of levels both in Further and Higher Education. I have maintained Quality roles within the sector throughout my career and work with external partner to maintain consistent and current standards.