Your Route to Teacher Training at Farnborough

People from all backgrounds become teachers – from those who have experienced a different career beforehand, to those still in education themselves.

For anyone interested in training as a teacher or education professional, we have a number of courses to help you start your journey into educating others.

We recommend that you:

  • Browse our range of courses below depending on what type of teaching you want to train for
  • Visit us at our next Open Event to talk to our expert staff about what options you have
  • Decide when you’d like to start a course – applications are still open to start in September 2017


Train to work as a Learning Support Assistant

Our courses give Learning Support staff the knowledge and skills to develop effective practice and gain up to date knowledge of the school system. Leading to a Degree awarded by the University of Surrey, these Degrees also provide a route into postgraduate study, such as Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
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Become a Teacher at a College or Private Provider

Our Teacher Training qualifications provide a great opportunity for staff new to teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector, and those teachers with some prior experience, who want to develop their teaching skills to become fully qualified.
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Start your route into teaching Early Years or Primary Education

Our University of Surrey-awarded Degrees are designed to provide students with up-to-date knowledge and an understanding of key theory, which can lead to postgraduate study in Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or Primary Education.
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Student Voice


FdA Foundation Degree In Learning Support
BA (Hons) In Education (Learning Support) Top Up

“I was unsure at the start of my course whether I would be able to juggle work, raise three boys by myself and complete a Degree. With the help and support of the tutors I passed the Foundation Degree with a Distinction and am now studying for the BA (Hons) in Education.”

“I advise anyone considering studying at Farnborough to visit the site and talk to the tutors as they are very approachable and dedicated to their work. I have been very satisfied with the learning experienced I have had at Farnborough.”



FdA Foundation Degree In Learning Support
BA (Hons) In Education (Learning Support) Top Up

“Becoming a teacher has been my dream since the age of five and to this end I have undertaken and just completed my Foundation degree at Farnborough. I am now studying in the evenings towards the BA (Hons) Education (Top Up) and am delighted to have just been accepted on a Schools Direct in Secondary Mathematics teacher training course.”

“All of this was only achievable due to Farnborough’s flexible course structures, as they fit in with my busy lifestyle and thus allowed me to change my career and pursue my dream. The tutors are friendly and always supportive. You know that they are always available to help, even at the end of an email with sage advice to help make sense of things if you’re concerned or confused.”


Professional  Certificate in Education

“Being able to work full-time, yet gain a recognised teaching qualification studying part-time is great for anyone in a similar position to myself, where they have a family and can’t afford to give up full-time work in order to study.”

“It’s interesting learning from classmates and how they implement strategies and ideas in their own education setting. I would recommend the course as it’s interesting, well paced and informative.”


FdA Foundation Degree In Early Years Care and Education
BA (Hons) In Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up)

“I find the work experience element interesting as it allows me to see what I learn in practice. It also allows me to experience what it’s like working in that particular environment and if it’s right for me.”

“After the course I’d like to complete my teacher training and work in a school.”


There's still time to apply for September, enrol today!
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