Short Course Teach Again

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This course is designed for those who are qualified (hold Qualified Teacher Status, or equivalent recognised by Department for Education) or for experienced teachers who wish to teach again in English schools. It is for those teachers who are already qualified to teach, but who might have taken a career break, who may wish to transition to another phase or to refresh and build upon their subject knowledge, or for those who, having trained as a teacher abroad, now wish to transition to teaching in English schools.

The Teach Again course offers the opportunity to support this transition by bolstering existing experience with subject knowledge enhancement and teaching and learning theory and research.

The course is for teachers who:

  • Have taken a career break and now seek to return to the classroom;
  • Are qualified and who wish to transfer to another phase;
  • Hold overseas qualifications that are recognised by the Department for Education, and who wish to transition into teaching in England;
  • Wish to update their subject knowledge and are recommended to the course by a Supply Teaching Agency, Teaching School Alliance or Partnership School.

The course will aim to combine an understanding of current education theory and research with previous teaching practice and experience.

Teaching will be based on a blended learning approach. Teachers in the primary phase will receive six whole day seminars. This will be supported by self-study materials accessed using the University VLE system.

Teachers in the secondary phase will receive three whole day seminars and three half-day seminars. Materials to support the self-study element ‘Subject Knowledge Enhancement’ will be provided online using the University VLE system. Teachers of subjects for which the university runs Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programmes (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing, French, German and Spanish) will make wide use of these well-established online materials.

Additional personal study time is required for observing others teach, your own teaching practice, reading and to engage with self-study materials.

  • Return to teaching;
  • Transition across teaching phases;
  • Teach in an English based primary or secondary school.

Teaching will be based on a blended learning approach, with attendance of whole and half day seminars supported by self-study accessed using the University’s virtual learning environment.

Teachers in the primary phase will receive six whole day seminars across the course.

Teachers in the secondary phase will receive three whole day seminars and three half-day seminars. The half-days will be supplemented with self-study ‘Subject Knowledge Enhancement’ provided via the University virtual learning environment.

All students will complete a reflective learning journal through the course. This journal will include a number of ‘self-study’ task and students will be provided with some formative feedback based on this journal.

No formal summative assessment takes place.

Students will be awarded a certificate of completion of the programme, subject to attendance at the sessions and completion of the reflective journal. 

Please note that this course carries no University credit.

The 2018/19 tuition fees for this course have not yet been confirmed. 

The 2017/18 tuition fees were:

Short CourseUK/EUOverseas
Teach Again



However, it should be noted that these fees are indicative only and the final 2018/19 tuition fees might be higher.

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet.  Additional costs may be incurred in travelling to and from University and during the self-arranged school-based experience period.

The school will require that you undertake a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check at your own cost. You may also incur other costs associated with your school-based experience.

Also costs may be incurred for own purchase text books; Professional Body registration; travel to other sites; library fees and fines; printing and photocopying; and travel and accommodation/subsistence costs whilst on placements or exchange visits.

Technical Requirements

The following are needed for the course:

  • A desktop or laptop personal computer (Windows PC or Mac)
  • A reliable broadband internet connection
  • A headset with a USB connection that incorporates a microphone.

For further details: Minimum Required Computer Specification

Please note: if you do not have the equipment listed, you will need to purchase it as funding is not available for IT equipment.

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10


  • Attendance for 1 day a week over 6 weeks (sessions run during school term time) followed by 2 weeks self-arranged school-based experience. A final additional day's attendance concludes the course.

Entry requirements

  • Post-ITT Course - applicants must have prior teaching experience (UK or abroad) and hold Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent recognised by Department for Education).

    For participants arranging a school-based experience – schools will require Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. This should be undertaken in liaison with your chosen school prior to starting the course.

    Please Contact us for further details.



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