HE Education & Training

We offer higher level Cert Ed qualifications for industry specialists who are considering a career change and looking to get into teaching in the Further Education and Lifelong Learning sector.

Research informed education is at the centre of our approach. You will benefit from strategies and demonstrations that are at the forefront of educational research. You will also be encouraged to take up this approach yourself to enable you to discern useful initiatives from ones that have little impact for your students.

As a strategic partner with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), our courses are of the highest standard to meet rigorous requirements. Our graduates obtain employer focused qualifications from a world-class university when studying through the University Centre Stockport College.

Our Courses

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice

Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People


Experienced lecturer and freelance make-up artist Adam Nicholls has developed his industry knowledge under worldwide brands such as Max Factor and Clinique, developing his skills in cosmetics, skin care and beauty before obtaining his teaching qualification at Stockport College.

Adam Nicholls

Russell put his teaching qualifications to best use, striving to give his students an enjoyable experience inside the classroom, with skills they can apply confidently towards a career outside of the classroom. Russell received Outstanding in his lesson observations and as a result was highly commended from the senior leadership team at Stockport College.

Russell Cooper