Subject Overview

Whether you have just left university after completing your degree and now wish to pursue a career in teaching, your job role is changing and you need to expand your skills or have decided to have a career change and think teaching might be for you then look at what Darlington College can offer you.

Studying with us enables you to benefit from our excellent facilities and from our staff who all have considerable knowledge and experience in both the theoretical and practical side of teaching.

We offer the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education at Level 6 and the Certificate in Education at Level 5, with a choice of 2 routes to qualification (full time or part time). Whether you are currently working in educational roles or would like to in the future, our courses can help improve your prospects for promotion and employability. If you feel you have the attributes and desire to help others succeed in education then join Darlington College to equip you with the knowledge and skills to do so.

Also available is the BA (Hons) Education and Training which aims to support people who work in education to develop their knowledge and understanding of educational policy and practice through reflecting on their own professional practice. This is a fast route to a full degree for those with an existing foundation degree or Certificate in Education (Level 5).


  • Katie Tucker

    Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

    What do you enjoy about your course?

    Everything. From start to finish the staff were so helpful and made me feel part of the course immediately. I applied for the course from New Zealand and was given large amounts of information and support with my application which made the process completely easy.

    How is studying at Darlington College different to your previous school?

    Being a mature student and having life experience allowed for me to take a very positive attitude towards my learning. I received great support from all of the staff on the course and would highly recommend the course to others.

    What are your career aspirations? 

    Before enrolling on the course I was aware that I wanted to pursue a career as a teacher. Having undertaken a placement at the college I have now secured employment with Darlington College.

    What is the next step in your education?

    I would look into a PhD in the future. However, for now, teaching itself provides constant education.

    How will this course and Darlington College prepare you for your next step?

    I will use the experience given to me in my current post to grow as a teacher and provide the best education I can for my students.

    What advice would you give to students wanting to study at Darlington College?

    Do it! If you have the desire to learn and the ambition to succeed the staff at Darlington College will go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals.



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