Northumberland College has joined a national consortium to provide teaching qualifications awarded by the University of Huddersfield.
The university is a Centre of Excellence for Teacher Training, and was ranked number two in the UK for the fourth year running in the Guardian’s 2014 university league table for education.
The Consortium for Post-Compulsory Education and Training is a partnership of 26 further and higher education institutions across the north of England.
College vice-principle Nigel Lister said: “We are delighted to partner with the University of Huddersfield to offer teaching qualifications for those looking to teach in post-16 education.”
Dr Denise Robinson, University of Huddersfield consortium director, said that the college will now be able to benefit from the widely acknowledged “extensive support and development opportunities” for the teacher educators delivering professional development courses.
The awards on offer are the Certificate in Education (lifelong learning) and the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (lifelong learning).
Students are required to undertake practical teaching experience throughout the course and will be tutored by specialist lecturing staff.
Classes are run one evening per week over two years. For more details on training opportunities at the college visit www.northumberland.ac.uk or call (01670) 841200.