Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Education and Training

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Course summary

This professional course is for those who wish to teach 14-19 year olds and adults in Further and Higher education settings. You will undertake academic modules to provide you with the knowledge and skills required and work alongside a mentor and other colleagues to develop as a reflective practitioner. Once you have completed the course and gained your QTLS you are eligible to work in secondary schools with 14-19 year olds. The course is also offered with the following specialisms: with ESOL; with Literacy; with Numeracy.

Course details


Modules studied: Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Exploring Learning Theories; Developing Curriculum; Developing Professional Practice; Subject Specialist Pedagogy*; Teacher as Researcher*. If you are taking a specialism in ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy you will study two specialist modules instead of the starred modules. You will be able to gain QTLS (Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills) status once you have completed with the Society for Education and Training (SET). Those who wish to teach Literacy, ESOL or Numeracy will also achieve a Specialist Diploma in their subject.

Assessment method

You will be taught in classroom sessions using a variety of teaching methods but with the emphasis on active learning. These sessions will help you to work with other teachers. We use a strong element of work-based learning to make sure your studies can be directly applied to your teaching practice. For the first part of the course we focus on the development of teaching and learning skills and developing knowledge of your sector. This will equip you with the necessary skills to enter the classroom with confidence. A personal tutor will offer you support and guidance, along with the course tutor and team. Specific modules will also demand workplace-based assessment tasks, for example, the observation of an experienced teacher. Each module has its own unique assessment which can take many different forms including essays, individual and group presentations or portfolios. These will draw upon your experience and knowledge gained as part of your work placement as well as your own studies. All assessments are supported by your module tutor. Additional learning support is offered to develop your writing and study skills. The full-time route starts with an intensive month long block followed by one afternoon and evening per week. You will also be on placement for three days per week. On the part-time route, you will attend one afternoon and evening per week and be on placement at least one day per week. Placement will vary according to your chose specialist subject. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced lecturers and you will have a mentor who will provide you with advice and support. Placements will be negotiated with the manager responsible for where you will be working but you would normally be expected to be available for up to three days per week for teaching practice in addition to your academic study time.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for a teaching role. In some subjects, experience of working in industry is essential. Individual circumstances will be discussed at interview.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Enhanced DBS certificate required for the Child and Adult Workforce.

Health checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete an online health questionnaire.


Individual interview and group presentation, plus a written assessment will be used to evaluate applicants strengths and needs.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8750 Year 1
Scotland £8750 Year 1
Wales £8750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Education and Training at Bradford College - UCAS