Teaching is a challenging but rewarding profession, one where you will use your enthusiasm and talents to really make a difference to your students’ lives. Our courses will equip you to educate and influence your learners and help them fulfil their potential.
The UCLan Teacher Education Partnership offers you the exciting opportunity to study in one of 10 colleges across the North West region and gain a PGCE or Certificate in Education for the 14+ age group. You can study full or part time and we also offer shorter certificate and ‘taster’ courses. You will be undertaking the programme at a franchised college centre with highly experienced teacher educators. You will also be enrolled as a student at the University of Central Lancashire and have the same entitlements as a student attending the University’s Preston Campus including access to the Library and Learning Resources Service, Student Services, Student Loans and membership of the Student Union.
"It’s good to have been able to share experiences in class with other trainee teachers who teach different subjects in different placements."— Education and Training student
PGCE and CertEd
UCLan programmes are designed for those wishing to pursue a teaching career in the 14+ education sector. Course are available on full time and part time routes. Please see the course pages for details of the courses available at each college. Whilst these are not school teaching qualifications there are employment opportunities, particularly for teachers of vocational subjects, in some schools as well as many opportunities in the traditional further education sector of colleges, sixth forms and training providers. Both courses are full teaching qualifications that meet the requirements of the professional standards. The PGCE is for honours graduates and the CertEd is for applicants who have a level 3 qualification in their subject.
Education & Training, PGCE
Our PGCE (Education and Training) is a nationally recognised qualification for teachers, trainers and tutors in the FE and Skills sector which includes FE colleges, training providers and sixth forms.
Education & Training, CertEd
Our Certificate in Education (Education and Training) is a nationally recognised qualification for teachers, trainers and tutors in the Further Education (FE) and skills sector which includes FE colleges, training providers and sixth forms.
Our range of three part-time introductory courses offers a starting point for everyone, whether you just want to find out more about teaching (Preparatory Certificate) or already work as a teacher but do not need a full teaching qualification (Introductory Certificate, Intermediate Certificate). These programmes offer a sound introduction to teaching, giving you an integrated overview of the theory and practice of teaching.
Education & Training, Preparatory Cert
The Preparatory Certificate taught at our partner colleges is an introduction to teaching in the FE & Skills Sector.
Education & Training, Introductory Cert
The Introductory Certificate taught at our partner colleges is an introduction to teaching in the FE and Skills Sector.
Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Intermediate Cert
The Intermediate Certificate comprises the first three modules of the Certificate in Education or PGCE – the nationally recognised qualification for teachers.
Come and join us!
For further information and an application form, contact your chosen partner college as listed on the course pages.