Taught course

Education and Training (Pre-Service)

Bradford College · Bradford College

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or at least a Level 3 qualification in the subject you want to teach. You should also have a GCSE English and Mathematics qualification, although you can achieve the Mathematics qualification during the course. If you wish to teach Literacy, Numeracy or ESOL you must have at least a Level 3 qualification in that subject area. You will be interviewed to assess your suitability for a teaching role. You will be assessed for your suitability to study at Masters level.

A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for this course.

Some subject specialisms require at least five years' work experience. Examples include Law, Hairdressing, and Beauty Therapy.

Months of entry


Course content

This course meets the qualification requirements for QTLS (Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills) status and is 120 Credits. Those who wish to teach Literacy, ESOL, Numeracy can also achieve a Specialist Diploma in their subject.

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).

This course is for those who wish to teach 14-19 year olds and adults in any subject, traditionally in a Further or Higher Education setting. Once you have completed the course and gained your QTLS you are eligible to work in secondary schools with 14-19 year olds.

The full-time route starts with an intensive month long block of study after which you will normally be expected to attend formal taught sessions on one or two evenings per week. You will also need to be available for at least three days per week for teaching practice. On the part-time route, you will attend one afternoon and evening per week and be on placement at least one day per week. This course is offered with the following pathways: with ESOL; with Literacy; with Numeracy.

Modules: Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Theories that Underpin Teaching and Learning; Subject Specialist Pedagogy*; Researching Teaching*; Designing and Developing Curriculum; Developing Professional Practice.

If you are taking a specialism in ESOL, Literacy, or Numeracy you will study two specialist modules instead of the starred modules.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,750 full-time / £3,125 per year part-time

Postgraduate Loans are available to full and part time students studying a Masters course. Most other Postgraduate study must be funded by the student or a sponsor. Students considering applying to the College funds for financial support will have to demonstrate they have made every effort to obtain funding for their tuition fees and their day to day living costs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGD
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Registrar Services
01274 433008