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Teacher Education & Social Studies

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Inspire the next generation

Careers in education and social work are highly rewarding and there are a number of different routes you can take once you are qualified. Our courses are offered on a full-time basis and part-time basis in the evenings to fit around your existing role.

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Why choose us?

If you are considering a career in teaching post-16 learners, or if you are currently working as a verifier or assessor, our courses are designed to help you improve your knowledge of working in education. We have course options including the PGCE/Cert Ed, the DET, the AET (formerly known as PTLLS, which is ideal if you are looking to work in this area) and TAQA qualifications.

Our Social Studies area offers courses in Psychology & Crime, Child & Family Studies and Educational Practice where you can gain the experience to enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding.

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Industry opportunities

We are a partner college of the University of Bedfordshire and have strong links with both schools and the Bedfordshire Local Education Authority, ensuring that every opportunity for progression is open to you.

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Expert tutors and top-class facilities

Our staff are committed to promoting best practice in education, and they will actively encourage you to work with other students and staff to improve your knowledge.The qualification levels of all the staff in the department far exceed the programme requirements and they also hold Training & Development awards, as well as a wealth of classroom and training experience. They are committed to promoting best practice in education, and will actively encourage you to work with other students and staff to improve your knowledge.

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What can I do next?

Student success

The success rates of our Teaching & Training students are well above benchmark at 92%, and have improved year on year for the last three years: 87%, 91% and 92% respectively. This demonstrates that studying with us will give you excellent opportunities to become an effective practitioner in your educational area.

You can find opportunities with further education colleges, sixth form colleges, adult education centres, independent training providers and offender education schemes.

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Teacher Education & Social Studies courses we offer