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Course Title:

Introduction to Teaching and Supporting Learning

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Course Description:

This course is aimed at those who want to know more about teaching or supporting learning in colleges or adult and community learning. It will provide a taster of such work, enabling you to discover and decide on the pathway that is right for you.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of teaching and supporting learning, and the connection between education and social purpose. It can be a first step to working in this sector as a member of the education staff in teaching and support roles.


On this one day course you will be introduced to:


the question ‘What is Learning?’
teaching and Learning and the different roles and responsibilities?
the purpose and social purpose of Education.

 The post age 16 and adult learning sector is vast covering education after leaving a school environment and it includes Further Education Colleges, Community Learning, private sector training and prison education.


Please note - this does not include sixth forms in Schools or Higher Education (Universities).


 Entry requirements:

No formal qualifications are required. 

What could this course lead to?

You can progress onto:

Exploring Adult Learning 
Exploring Prejudice and Stereotypes



With further study possible careers include Post 16 Teacher, Tutor, Lecturer, Learning Mentor, Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant.

Funding Support Statement:

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,374.50 a year or less.  We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £17.50*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000