Taught course

Returning to Teaching

University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
Return to Teaching

Entry requirements

Qualified Teacher Status (primary or secondary) and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child Workforce and Child Barring List.

Please upload the following to your online application:

  • Evidence of your DfES Number – official letter from the teaching council
  • Reference on institution/company letter headed paper

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a qualified teacher who has taken a career break from the classroom? Do you have qualified teacher status but your career path led in a different direction? Are you considering a return to teaching? Don’t be put off by a lack of recent experience. We welcome and celebrate life experience on this course with the aim to allowing you to use these experiences to confidently return to the primary classroom.

The University of South Wales is one of just a few universities to provide the Returning to Teaching course, which meets the requirements for qualified teachers who have been out of the profession for any amount of time. The course will enable you to get up to speed with the latest Teachers’ Standards, develop a range of behaviour management strategies, and to develop and enhance your digital competency in the classroom. The course aims to refresh your knowledge alongside other professionals whilst improving both your knowledge and confidence in the Primary classroom

The Returning to Teaching course is also for qualified teachers who need to update their existing teaching qualification. It will prepare you for a return to teaching in a primary school, or for a move from secondary to primary school teaching. What's more, if you're in regular supply work and looking to obtain a long-term or permanent teaching appointment, the Returning to Teaching qualification may also be beneficial.

This is not a conversion course, but is designed to further your professional development, and help with new opportunities. It will give you the confidence to apply for teaching posts in primary school settings with the knowledge that you can speak with recent and relevant experience. You will also be required to spend 10 days on campus with this course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information on the funding options available for this course please visit our Student Money Pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Return to Teaching
    part time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78