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. 

Our Courses:

Routes to Teaching

For the full entry requirements please visit the course pages above. If you are interested in working in education in a 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.


The Department for Education (DfE) recently announced the continuation of FE ITE bursaries for 2022 to 2023 academic year for skilled non-graduates as well as graduates who are training pre-service to teach high-priority shortage subjects in the FE sector in England. 

The pre-service bursaries are a tax-free cash incentive paid to individual trainees while completing a specified teaching qualification (Level 5 or above). 

Substantial bursaries for training to teach in Further/Post 16 education are available. Funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis and is not guaranteed. 

ITE bursaries are available in the subjects below for courses starting in September 2022: 

  • Mathematics, Science (including chemistry, physics, and biology), Engineering (and/or manufacturing), computing. - £26,000
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - £15,000 
  • English (capped at 100 places in the UK) - £12,000

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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