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We understand the importance of teaching and know how rewarding a profession it can be.

Depending on your experience, we have a range of teacher training courses designed for new or experienced teachers and lecturers, which help you to develop the skills to lead and inspire in education.

Teaching offers fantastic career prospects, and our education and training courses are a great place to start or further develop your skills in the profession.

Our teacher training courses

At CONEL, we offer progression routes from Level 2 to Level 5 and some postgraduate qualifications.

Our teacher training courses include:

  • Supporting Adults and Young People in Essential Skills
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Assessing Vocational Achievements
  • English Literacy and Numeracy
  • Education and Training
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Specialist Diplomas in English, Literacy, ESOL and Teaching Disabled Learners
  • Access to Higher Education: Teaching

We provide a range of courses for those who are interested in or already working in the further education and skills sector. Our courses are suitable for those  working in further and adult education, schools, private and voluntary training providers. You can undertake a range of courses to meet your  needs, whether you are new to teaching or already in a teaching role.

Our provision offers qualifications ranging from level 3 such as the Introductory Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Award in teaching English/ Literacy and mathematics; Certificate in Education and Training at level 4,  Diploma in Education and Training  courses (120 credits level 4&5) or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE level 6) and PGCE in Further Education offered in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. We also offer courses with subject  specialism in English- ESOL and Literacy and  Teaching Learners with Special Needs.

We are  proud to offer, in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, a range of professional and academic training courses which lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTLS).The PGCE programme at CCCU has been recognised by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’, one of the few programmes to be recognised as such nationally.  In a competitive employment marketplace, you would have the added edge of a professional qualification from an institution noted as a centre of excellence for teacher education and development.   In addition, the qualification of ‘PGCE’ is instantly recognisable to potential employers as signifying that you have both a degree as well as the appropriate teaching qualification needed.

How much do teachers earn?

If you’re considering a career in teaching, you’ll probably want to know how well the profession pays. Once you’ve completed one of our Teacher Education courses or apprenticeships, you could be on the path to a career in professions such as:

Teaching Assistant: Hourly Pay £9.43, Weekly Pay £330, Annual Pay £17,160

Learning Mentor/Assistants: Hourly Pay £9,44, Weekly Pay £340, Annual Pay £17,680

Library Assistant: Hourly Pay £10.86, Weekly Pay £380, Annual Pay £19,760

Primary School Teacher: Hourly Pay £20.01, Weekly Pay £690, Annual Pay £35,880

Secondary School Teacher: Hourly Pay £22.73, Weekly Pay £750, Annual Pay £39,000

FE Lecturer: Hourly Pay £19.46, Weekly Pay £720, Annual Pay £37,440

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Louise Webber

Louise works as an Enrichment Engagement Officer at CONEL. Throughout her studies she was highly motivated, enthusiastic and showed a real passion for teaching. She demonstrated a deep commitment to...

Azadeh Hashemi-Azad

Azadeh has the ability to become an amazing teacher. She worked hard to develop her skills and showed a high level of energy, enthusiasm and commitment on her diploma. She...

Charmaine Williams

I cannot fault the College. It was an excellent course. The Teacher Education team worked very well to provide us with great support. They had a wealth of experience between...

Amela Shiroka

I have a real passion for teaching and learning. The teachers were brilliant throughout the course whenever I needed any support. It helped me to really develop my skills and...

Denise Burke

I thoroughly enjoyed studying at CONEL. It was a great experience and my teachers were just brilliant. I completed the course while studying for a Level 5 Diploma in Education...

Natasha Greenaway

With an iron will and extreme dedication Natasha received great results for her (DET) Teachers Diploma in Education and Training. She was often seen supporting and assisting her peers on...

Melike Dosku

Melike has always been very proactive, supporting her peers and contributing positively to their success all round. She completed her assessments successfully to achieve her English for (DET) Teachers Diploma...

Leigh Taylor

Leigh completed a Diploma in Education and Training and was fully committed and on track with the course throughout. As a result she was able to secure a new job...

Zuzana Tilson

Zuzana has excelled in her teaching studies. Committed and dedicated, she maintained excellent relationships with her tutors. Through the course she flourished and has realised her dream of becoming a...

Dione Gordon-Porter

Dione is an enthusiastic and highly motivated trainee, with a passion for teaching, outstanding interpersonal skills and a natural ability to communicate with students. Dione started volunteering as an ESOL...

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Melike Dosku

I love being here and have completed all my assessments successfully. My tutor’s support is amazing.

Melike Dosku Specialist Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy and ESOL Level 5

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