With our Independent Distance Learning courses you can learn from anywhere in the world that has internet access, as learning materials will be e-books, online journal papers and other online resources. We offer a range of courses taught by this method, all of which benefit from high-quality resources and great support throughout. Take a look below to find the right course for you.
Engage with teaching and learning principles in both theory and practice that parallels the on-campus PGCE Primary Education. Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in one year through this 36-week full-time course. Continue working or volunteering in a school or placement while you study via independent distance learning. Research in Education at Sunderland has been described as ‘world-leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework.Find out more about
Do you want to gain an academic teaching qualification from a respected UK university? The University of Sunderland has been training teachers for over 100 years. Take advantage of our teaching expertise as we equip you with the skills to improve your teaching, while working towards a Certificate in Education (PGCE).Find out more about
Do you want to develop a specialism in teaching young children up to the age of five without leaving your home country? Then this course is for you. We’ve been teaching education for over 100 years, and this course builds on the University of Sunderland’s expertise in teacher training. You’ll explore how to assess development and how to lead Early Years provision, while working toward a PGCE in Early Years Teaching.Find out more about
Develop the skills and knowledge you need to lead colleagues in meeting needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. This independent distance learning course can be studied from anywhere in the world.Find out more about
Study from anywhere in the world. Enhance learning and teaching for children with special educational needs and disabilities. Develop your communication with colleagues, other professionals, parents and carers.Find out more about
Do you want to open yourself up to career opportunities around the world? Then this 18-month course is for you. Teachers with a qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are in high demand. You’ll combine theory with practice as you study various topics, including ‘Principles and Practice of English Language Teaching’ and you’ll teach a lesson at an institution in your own country.Find out more about
Are you a Teacher or Educationalist? Do you want to develop your professional practice? This distance learning programme provides the opportunity to continue your professional development and acquire advanced research and study skills whether you are in the UK or Overseas. Combine study with paid work or family commitments, and enhance your skills and understanding to equip you for various roles including teaching and educational management.Find out more about
Are you a teacher in an international school? Would you like to develop your professional practice? If so, this distance learning programme is for you. We will support your career development with a tight focus on the international school system and its challenges and opportunities. Enhance your employability, while working towards a Masters qualification.Find out more about
Study health and safety regulation and legislation, communication, management tools, risk assessment, control and mitigation for a range of workplace hazards. Examine related issues such as the impact of societal factors on health in the workplace, and the wider public health agenda. Using our Virtual Learning Environment you can study flexibly and while in employment. Our academic staff will guide you through the course and provide the support you need, no matter where you are based.Find out more about
Enhance your career prospects by undertaking job-relevant postgraduate training. Undertake modules such as Environment Auditing and Management Systems, Risk Assessment and Management and Health and Safety. Develop a research project and negotiate a topic that reflects your personal interests and career aspirations.Find out more about
Studying an independent distance learning course with the University of Sunderland allows you to gain an internationally-recognised qualification as well as the skills, experience and knowledge you need to develop a career wherever you choose to go in the world. You can share and benefit from being a member of a global ‘community of learning and educational practice’ within each of your modules.
The Faculty of Education and Society at the University of Sunderland is at the forefront of independent distance learning, having initially commenced over fifteen years ago with the PGCE Education programme in Dubai. We now operate in over 60 countries across the world with a wide and attractive range of provision. All of our provision enables students to share and benefit from being a member of a global community of learning and educational practice. Students are able to study in a flexible, independent and well-supported manner that enables them to achieve recognised professional and academic qualifications.
This flexible independent distance learning approach is perfect if you want to develop your career, but are unable to follow the full-time on-campus routes in Sunderland. You can learn from anywhere in the world that has internet access. You’ll interact with other students in online discussion forums, and your tutors will guide and support you via email, phone, skype and the University’s e-learning portal, Canvas.