Teaching

Do you want to inspire our next generation? A teaching career is more than just a job; as a teacher you can influence, motivate and support students to overcome challenges to provide them with an educational experience that will set them on the right path for their future.

Whether you want to move into teaching from industry or embark on a new career, our teaching team can support you to join this satisfying profession by helping you to develop your teaching skills and reflect on current ideas about education and training, whilst creatively exploring career options.

Kirklees College offers a wide range of teaching courses and professional qualifications including CELTA Level 5 course, as well as the PGCE, Cert Ed and Level 5 Teaching Diploma. The courses offer a lower cost option and cover primary, secondary and further education to provide you with an insight into all elements of teaching.

At Kirklees College, we place a strong emphasis on employability and offer real-life experiences through work placements and partnerships with the University of Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam University on their teaching programmes. 

Becoming a teacher provides the opportunity to have a positive impact on a student’s life. Delivering high-quality learning in a nurturing environment plays a vital role in developing and supporting a student’s self-esteem whilst moulding our future talent.

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Why work in the Teaching & Lecturing Industry?

Employment in Teaching and Lecturing roles are up 3.2% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the Teaching & Lecturing Industry

A wide range of employers in the Teaching & Lecturing Industry

Higher Education Teaching Professionals

£25,430

Further Education Teaching Professionals

£25,598

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals

£29,403

Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

£28,494

Considering a career in Teaching & Lecturing?​

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re are not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies

Charles Illing

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Kirklees College is easily accessible and my sessions are in the evening, which works around my schedule. The sessions not only provide you with the core content of initial teacher education but also a great deal of scope to encourage self-development, explore our own provision and challenge us to better our practice.

Melanie Turnbull

PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training

I would encourage anyone who has been out of education for a long time, like myself, to give it a go. My tutor is so organised and the course is really well written and run. The subject librarian has also supported me to develop my digital literacy.

Michaela Oakey​

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Teaching

I have received lots of support from my tutors who are very supportive, knowledgeable and motivational. I would recommend Kirklees College for the quality of support, range of resources and blended learning opportunities.

Becky Lunn

Diploma in Education and Training Award Level 5 TQUK

I have loved going through the journey with my fellow peers and it has been lovely to meet some new friends for life. The standard of teaching is exceptional at Kirklees College and has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to experience teaching within a college first hand.

Jonathan Salmon

Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is ideal for people looking to start a career
in teaching as a second or later career. It’s the best decision I’ve made and I really enjoying taking my learning to the next level.