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Teacher Training

The Professional Graduate Certificate and Certificate in Education are offered within the Initial Teacher Training team at 小鸟酱.

This course is aimed at teaching young people (Post-14) and is validated by the University of 小鸟酱 with whom we work in partnership

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You can teach

Do you value and champion diversity? Do you promote inclusion and social equity? Have you got a motivational attitude? Have you got a passion for learning and your subject discipline? Then you can teach.

The Professional Graduate Certificate and Certificate in Education are offered within the Initial Teacher Training Team at 小鸟酱. The course is aimed at individuals like you – wanting to teach in further education colleges, sixth form colleges, schools, adult education, prison education, higher education, and a wide range of other education and training settings.

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You can share

Have you worked in an industry that needs the next generation to progress into? Have you got real world industry knowledge and expertise? Have you got a skill set you can pass on? Then you can share.

If you have real-world industry experience, you already have what it takes to teach in further education (FE). You don鈥檛 always need a prior teaching qualification or academic degree to get started. You can complete teacher training on the job and pass on your knowledge and experience to future talent.

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You can learn

Are you able to commit to full or part time study? Are you interested in continuous learning? Would you like enrichment and progression opportunities? Then you can learn.

Our ITE programme has been designed to enable you to explore all features of teaching, learning and assessment in the further education and skills sector.

You can apply

Have you got a Level 3 subject qualification? Have you achieved GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4? Then you can apply.

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Course overview

The course begins by introducing you to the core principles and application of teaching approaches; looking at what to plan, how to plan and why to plan. Along the way we support you with study skills workshops and academic writing preparation just as you would with your own learners.

Building on this, you will study behaviour and assessment strategies to enable you to promote and support learner achievement whilst developing your own style and approach to teaching based on theoretical approaches.

The later half of the course moves towards debates in education evaluating factors that influence your subject specialisms with an aim to design and offer solutions. We encourage problem solvers and critical thinkers!

Whilst completing these modules, the tutors and your mentor will help you through your professional practice to nurture your reflective skills and teaching development through reviews, observations and workshops.

Our aim is for you to gain a qualification that will enable you to become a qualified teacher in the lifelong learning sector and to further your educational and career aspirations.

Teacher Training Events

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Course Information

Applications for this course are made through The University of 小鸟酱 website.


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Ofsted Report

In March 2022 we were awarded an Ofsted ‘Good’ grade for our Teacher Training provision.


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Funding & Bursaries

Undergraduates and postgraduates can get help with the costs of their teacher training.


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Teach in FE

If you have real-world industry experience, you already have what it takes to teach in further education (FE).



Contact Us

If you have any questions about the course please contact the teacher training team on 01473 382200 or email JayneDouble@suffolk.ac.uk