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This qualification develops practical teaching skills, and through the optional units, prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts.

You must have a minimum of 30 hours of teaching practice.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who:

  • want a qualification which focuses on practical teaching;
  • want a wide choice of optional units to reflect the context in which they teach;
  • are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited;
  • are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours;
  • are able to undertake a qualification of medium size;
  • have the potential to study at this level, which has the same level of demand as the first year of an undergraduate degree;
  • are willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and ICT, record their development needs and follow an action plan to address them where necessary.