Get Qualified to Teach

Get Qualified with a Foundation Degree in Education & Training (including Diploma of Education)

We offer Foundation Degree teaching qualifications designed to equip you to teach your subject knowledge in a range of settings including schools, sixth forms and colleges. These are Level 5 qualifications, accredited through NCG and lead to achievement of Qualified Teacher status (QTLS).

We offer four different routes to qualify to teach with a Foundation Degree.

  • Education & Training
  • English, Literacy and ESOL
  • Maths and Numeracy
  • Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (Special Educational Needs)


Our FdA programmes fully meet the requirements for Initial Teacher Training for the post compulsory sector and leads to achievement of QTLS. Candidates with QTLS have parity of esteem with holders of secondary QTS and can be employed in schools.

Contact Us

For further information on the Newcastle School of Education or to discuss your options:

Call: 0191 200 4565

Email: NSE@ncl-coll.ac.uk