Definition of training college in English:

training college

noun

  • (in the UK) a college where people, typically prospective teachers, are trained.

    • ‘The first stage of Bradford's new £35,000 training college for nursery school teachers came into use today, and 80 students arrived to start their studies.’
    • ‘With only three weeks until the academic year begins, some teacher training colleges are less than half full.’
    • ‘Her expertise led her to become a dancing teacher while still in her teens and to specialise in it while at a primary school teachers' training college in Glasgow.’
    • ‘Top teacher training colleges report that graduates can't find jobs as schools hold back from recruiting.’
    • ‘Graduates of secondary schools in Kenya who do not go on to university or teacher training colleges seek technical or secretarial schooling.’
    • ‘More schools and a teacher training college were built in Soweto.’
    • ‘He said one student deferred and stated that 40 per cent of all students would go onto third level, including apprenticeships and teacher training colleges.’
    • ‘He recognised the whole educational ladder from elementary school to university, practically created science teaching, and formed efficient training colleges for teachers.’
    • ‘St. Vincent has a technical college and a teacher training college affiliated with the University of the West Indies.’
    • ‘Voice coaching used to be offered in teacher training colleges but was edged out years ago because of time pressures.’
    • ‘Teacher training colleges and student groups expressed concern about the implications for the quality of the profession and also questioned the length of the course.’
    • ‘However, post-secondary education is offered at a teachers' training college, a technical college, and a nursing school.’
    • ‘There was a time when the Presbyterian Church had a training college for teachers known as Naparima Training College.’
    • ‘She travelled to South Africa as a teenager where she went to a teacher training college in Cape Town.’
    • ‘In addition there are four students in teacher training colleges and 33 students in Institutes of Technology doing degree, certificate and diploma programmes.’
    • ‘The two teacher training colleges have had little or no capital programmes in recent years, despite significant growth in student numbers since the mid-1990s.’
    • ‘A training college for headteachers will help ‘transform’ the teaching profession, says the Prime Minister.’
    • ‘The courses currently in teacher training colleges are adapting.’
    • ‘A student teacher was expelled by the governors of her teacher training college for sharing her room with a man.’
    • ‘In the 1960s and 1970s, new universities were founded, including the first regional university and a number of technical colleges and teacher training colleges.’
    theological college, rabbinical college, talmudical college, academy, training institute, school, high school, conservatory
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Pronunciation

training college