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Education &
Teacher Training

Our Education & Teacher Training courses combine both academic study and professional practice placements to help you gain confidence alongside learning key teaching principles and theories from supportive mentors that can be applied to practice, enabling you to pass on your technical, vocational, and academic passion onto the next generation.

understanding teaching principles

Learn the skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the further education sector with our Education & Teacher Training courses. Our courses cover the teaching of both academic and vocational subjects though encouraging practice across a range of levels which endorse opportunities for future employment.

Each course provides a thorough understanding of teaching principles and you will be able to apply them to your chosen subject area in practice, supported by theoretical contexts. You will be supported and encouraged during training which is delivered by experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

Jess Cowen, Programme Team Leader Education & Training
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Staff who teach on our Education & Teacher Training courses thrive on developing students who are going into the educational landscape both in Cornwall, nationally and internationally. The Staff range of expertise from early years through all age phases of education, enable our students to make a difference to learners within their educational setting.

Jess Cowen - PTL Education & Training

practical learning

For full time students, placements are provided at Truro and Penwith College and therefore students are given the opportunity to work in colleges that are graded as “outstanding” by Ofsted. Our centre within the partnership is fortunate in having levels from pre-GCSE to University Degree programmes available for practice according to the suitability of the trainee.


The programme encourages practice across a range of levels which endorse opportunities for future employment. Graduates are recognised as being trained at a grade 1 college and therefore face a better range of employment opportunities. Teaching opportunities are gained both in county and out of county.

student support

You will be studying and practicing in a supportive teaching environment with excellent mentors who are passionate about teaching and want to share that with you. Recently Ofsted inspected Callywith College, where graduates from the programme have been employed, reported that teachers have a passion for the subjects they teach.

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our stories

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Eugeine – BA (Hons) Education & Training

Eugenie was awarded a First Class Honours for her BA (Hons) Education and Training course and is now well on her way to achieving her dream career.
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Natasha – FdA Childhood Education

Wanting to progress in her career as a nursery manger, Natasha returned to education at the University Centre, improving her knoweldge and income.
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Chris – Certificate in Education

Going from strength to strength, former student Chris Perriton has continued to prosper since he completed the Certificate in Education course at the University Centre.
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Jazmin – PGCE

Completing her PGCE at the University Centre gave Jazmin the skills, knowledge and values necessary to excel as a lecturer at Callywith College.
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“The staff were amazing, we got 1:1 and feedback from tutors. They spend time with you, really helping to improve your grades, and they get to know you. In a years’ time I will be a qualified primary school teacher. My advice would be to just go for it!”

Kat - BA (Hons) Education & Training
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road

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