Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service University Campus Oldham


Course info


If you have precious knowledge and experience and all you need are the skills and qualifications required to make your contribution in teaching, this course could be for you. No previous experience of teaching is necessary. Successful students have gone on to teach in further education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings.

This course provides a route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), the full professional status for teachers in Lifelong Learning. The course can also lead to employment in secondary schools.

The awards are Higher Education Academy accredited. If you have appropriate experience you may be able to gain the associated standards whilst completing the course.

Placements and Work Experience

Much of the course is focused on the experience of practical teaching. You gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors at UCO, as a vehicle for your professional development. We help you to find a suitable placement.

Practical experience allows you to gain competence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with students both in formal classrooms and in student-centred learning situations, such as drop in study centres.

During the course you undertake project work, such as developing new course materials.

Students also benefit from on-site careers advisors, alongside full access to the award winning careers services at the University of Huddersfield. So from compiling the perfect CV to specialist, tailored help to reach your career goals, students at UCO have access to the best support possible to achieve their career goals.

Career Opportunities

Students have gone on to work as further and higher education lecturers. Others have taken the opportunity to engage in further studies such as relevant MA or MSc courses at university.

Teaching and Assessment

‚ÄčThe focus of this course is on practical teaching. You gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors and work based mentors. You will gain competence in planning, teaching and learning; and in working with students; with assessment of your progress taking place in formal classrooms and in student centred learning situations.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

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University Campus Oldham

Oldham Business Centre,

University Way,



OL1 1BB, England

Entry requirement for international students

UK first degree or equivalent, normally at 2.2 or above Qualifications at a minimum of NVQ level 3 in the subject area you teach (if this is different from that of your degree).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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