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Our Education courses are designed to deliver a combination of vocational training and academic learning that is essential to ensuring you get the best start in your teaching career. Whether you’re looking to start your career or build on your existing skills, we offer a range of courses to suit you.

Our courses include education and professional development, certificate in education, learning support, a PGCE, and education and professional development at Masters level. We offer you the chance to develop your skills from Level 4 all the way through to Level 7.

All of our tutors have extensive knowledge and experience in their fields, combining their teaching roles with positions as specialist advisors in education and the Rotherham Inclusion Support Services.

After studying our programmes, you could go into employment as a college lecturer or teacher, curriculum team leader, a programme leader, and many more. 


The education sector is ideal for those who have a passion for inspiring others and helping people reach their full potential.

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Further Education Lecturer

Average salary - £33,700

Further Education Lecturers supervise and teach trade and technical education to students beyond secondary education and for adults and commercial training.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Plan, prepare and teach classes and workshops for students
  • Use e-learning technology to deliver lessons
  • Work with learning support staff to give students with special educational needs or disabilities extra help
  • Check and mark work and give feedback
  • Help and motivate students facing barriers to learning and make sure that all students work well together
  • Make referrals to other professionals e.g. mentors, personal tutors, careers advisers and counsellors
  • Meet with subject colleagues and other staff to plan and review work and share good practice
  • Plan and take part in events like open days or recruitment activities
Working environments

You could work in a sixth form college, an independent training centre, at a college or in a prison.

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Training Officer

Average salary - £25,000

Training Officers plan and run courses and workshops for staff within organisations.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Assess individual and organisational training needs
  • Conduct staff appraisals and meetings with managers
  • Design engaging, appropriate, and inclusive learning activities
  • Deliver training using online, blended or classroom based methods
  • Assess individuals and the effectiveness of training programmes
  • Monitor trainees’ progress
  • Make sure training is cost-effective and within budget

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In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the education sector include*:

  • Teaching
  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Leadership

What our students say

“I have progressed here from studying at Rotherham College and am loving the great learning environment.”

Alex Wheeler
Alex Wheeler Higher National Diploma - Diploma Level 5 in Mechanical Engineering

“I enjoy the course and it gives me the experience I need to progress on to drama school”

Amaan Hussain
Amaan Hussain Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Theatre, acting and performance