We provide full and part-time professional development courses that will support and progress your academic learning and career in education.
Courses for teachers and practitioners
Ideal for current teachers and practitioners, the following courses will develop your subject knowledge or teaching skills, to make you more effective in the classroom.
- Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
For experienced graduates with substantial teaching experience who need to gain QTS.
- Early Years Initial Teacher Training (Assessment Only)
For experienced graduates with substantial experience in Early Years practice who need to gain Early Years Teacher Status.
- PGCE / ProfGCE Early Years Initial Teacher Training
This one year, part-time course is ideal if you are employed in an Early Years setting and leads to Teachers' Standard (Early Years) Award.
- MSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Designed for teachers from any setting, this course develops your STEM subject knowledge and teaching skills.
- MSc Computing in Education
Improve your knowledge of new technologies and how to use them to enhance your classroom learning.
- National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination
This compulsory award will fit perfectly into your busy life.
We also have teaching short courses and CPD opportunities in:
For others see our teacher training pages
Educational support courses
If you are a currently working in an educational support role in a school, college or training environment and wish to extend your academic learning or qualifications, we offer part-time undergraduate courses.
- Professional Certificate Support Staff Middle Leaders (PCSSML)
Develop your leadership and management skills if you are in middle management or a team leader role within an educational setting.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies
If you are a professional from any education or training setting, learn more about your environment, education issues and policy.
- FdA Educational Support
Explore current education and social issues affecting support for learners.
- BA (Hons) Education
An ideal progression for anyone in an education support role who wishes to gain an undergraduate degree.
Masters courses for all education professionals
Whether you are a graduate working as a teacher or in an educational role within an organisation, we provide full and part-time postgraduate courses to enable you to develop a real expertise in your field, support your professional interests and advance your career.
- MA Education (full-time)
This full-time, one year, research based course is suitable for teachers, lecturers and support staff working in all education sectors.
- MA Education (part-time)
Flexible study allows you to focus on one of six specialised pathways.
- MPhil / PhD in Education
Study is available in a number of areas as full or part-time and can sometimes be provided by distance learning.
- Professional Doctorate in Education
This is a three-year part-time research project that is developed in stages.