Taught course

Post-14 with Specialism

University of Derby · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to apply for Qualified Teacher of Learning and Skills (QTLS) via the Education and Training Foundation (formerly the Institute for Learning). Depending on your preference and prior experience, you can either specialise in English: Literacy, Maths, Engineering* or teaching learners with disabilities.

We will thoroughly prepare you for the practical demands of teaching in the FE & Skills sector within one academic year. The course will also provide you with 60 credits at masters level.

You can choose to specialise in teaching English: Literacy, Maths, Engineering, Sport, or teaching learners with disabilities.

You’ll be based at the University for two days a week, where you’ll be taught in our specialist teacher training facilities. For two days a week, you’ll be on a teaching placement, and you’ll undergo a six-week block placement in February. You will also complete an alternative placement in a different setting which you are expected to have fulfilled before the course starts. This information will be relayed to you on pre-induction.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sue Hobbs
+44 (0)1332 592163