Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Teacher Training & Development

Teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career and CRC offers qualifications both for teachers at the start of their career in post-16 education and for more experienced professionals wishing to improve or upgrade through professional development. We also offer courses for those who have more of a supporting role in the classroom. All our courses are taught by professional lecturers, who have extensive experience of teaching in the sector. Our higher level courses are awarded by Ascentis.

Teacher Training

Our teaching qualifications are suitable for those wanting to teach in Post 16 Further Education and 6th Form Colleges. They do not qualify you to teach in primary or secondary schools.

Level 3 Award in Education & Training

This qualification, previously PTLLS,  is an ideal start for those who think they may be interested in teaching but are not sure as you do not need any experience of teaching or any teaching hours to undertake the course. Equally, this 12-week course will be of interest to those who are now in teaching. It is an introductory qualification and gives some initial training and guidance on session and course planning, assessment for learning, teaching/training techniques and classroom management. It would be of interest to those who may like to teach, tutor, train, mentor or assess. Our next start date  is September 2019 – please call us on 01223 226315 for more details.

Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training

This two-year part-time Higher Education qualification, previously known as DTLLS, is designed to meet the requirements of those who wish to qualify in a full teacher role. It requires candidates to be in a practical teacher role when they join the course and is suitable for teachers in the post-compulsory learning sector, which includes FE colleges, adult and community learning environments, charity and voluntary sector organisations as well as work-based learning providers. The qualification provides a practical approach to the application of knowledge necessary to become a successful teacher. Our next start date  is September 2019 – please call us on 01223 226315 for more details

Training in Supporting Teaching & Learning

Teaching Assistants’ Qualifications – Primary and Secondary School

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This qualification is for those who are working or volunteering in schools as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant or special needs assistant.

Level 2 Teaching Training – Supporting Teaching & Training in Schools

This course is designed for individuals who have a placement in a school, in a voluntary or paid capacity. The course runs on roll-on, roll-off programme which allows individuals to join at any point during the year.

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools

This course will provide you with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working as a teaching assistant with children and young people in schools.

Other Teaching-related Courses

We also offer the following courses for those already in a teaching role:

Working with Dyslexia

This course is targeted at people who are teaching, supporting or working with students in post-16 education. It will give a basic knowledge of dyslexia and how dyslexics learn. The next start date is 24 April 2019 at the Cambridge Campus. More details here.


The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an initial training course in English Language teaching. It is one of the range of Cambridge English certificates and diplomas provided for teachers and is placed at Level 5 of the UK government’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). Find out more here

Next Steps

For more information on any of our courses, please call 01223 226315 or email


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Cambridge Regional College,
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Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status