At Ashton Higher and Adult Education, we are passionate about ensuring all students have access to the best education. Through our range of teaching courses, we help and support you on your journey to become the best teacher you can be. 

If you are interested in Primary or Secondary Teacher Training for September 2020, please note:  We are currently in the process of applying to become a SCITT (School Centered Initial Teacher Training) and therefore our details will not initially appear on the UCAS site in October 2019 – please register your interest by completing this form and returning it to and we will keep you informed on our progress. 

Our Courses

Routes to Teaching

There are many routes to becoming a teacher. In order to begin your PGCE at Ashton  you must already possess, or expect to be awarded, the equivalent of a UK Honours Degree. This must be at 2:2 or above. For the full entry requirements please visit the course pages above. If you are interested in working in education in an role other than teaching, or wish to gain qualifications prior to the PGCE, please visit our full list of Adult courses here or University courses here.

If you wish to speak to the team about our routes into teaching or any of our courses, please call 0161 666 8215.

Interested in completing your placement at Ashton?

Please contact the team via email,, stating your name, current course and why you would like to undertake a placement at Ashton. Please be mindful that trainees on our teacher training courses take priority over external placement applicants.


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