It can be very confusing working out which of the many routes into teaching to choose!

We work in partnership with local universities to offer a 1-year School Direct course. This combines the best of both academic teaching and hands-on experience in the classroom - with two types of training, and two types of placement. You get both the benefits of the support and facilities for students, and the experience of being part of the teaching team in real schools.

Ask yourself what you want out of your training. Make sure you also know what kind of qualification you get at the end - as not all courses offer the same. This is particularly important if you think you might want to teach abroad at some point in the future.

Explore below the different courses we offer, for secondary school teaching, as well as early years, primary and SEND teaching.

Train to be a Secondary School Teacher

Train to be an early years or primary school teacher

What are the different types of qualifications?

  • Must include QTS – this is part of the named award of PGCE.
  • Masters credits (SHU 60 credits towards a masters – these are portable to other institutions – a full Masters’ is 180 credits).
  • You will read and write academically at level seven (Masters’ level).
  • Recognised in Scotland, Europe, Australia and other countries.

Our School Direct and SCITT programmes offer the PGCE.

As above except has 120 Masters’ credits – offered by University of Sheffield to our School Direct trainees working with them.

This is usually awarded in a named subject. It is sometimes in the subject of ‘Education’ and can mistakenly be called a ‘PGCE’ - which it is not!

It is separate to QTS and does not include QTS – QTS is awarded independently. It includes 60 Masters’ credits – often completed over two years. You will read and write academically at Level 6 and 7 (Masters’ level). But it is not recognised as a teaching qualification by other countries. You sometimes get it if you do not finish a full PGCE course – i.e. you don’t get QTS.

This is when you achieve QTS with no academic award.

 

Our courses

We currently offer the following School Direct courses for entry in September 2019:

Subject / PhaseUCAS Course Code
Primary (5-11)2499
Primary Early Years (3-7)2VYS
Primary SEND2DBB
ART & DESIGN25DC
BIOLOGY25DH
BUSINESS EDUCATION25DK
CHEMISTRY25DL
COMPUTING25DN
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY25DP
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - Food37CT
DRAMA2Q87
ENGLISH25DR
GEOGRAPHY - University of Sheffield25DS
GEOGRAPHY - Sheffield Hallam University29DT
HISTORY25DT
MATHEMATICS - University of Sheffield3245
MATHEMATICS - Sheffield Hallam University25DY
Modern Languages - The National Modern
Languages SCITT
34HZ and 342L *
MUSIC25FH
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)25FL
PHYSICS25FP
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (R.E.)25FR
SOCIAL SCIENCES2HT5

 

*The National Modern Languages SCITT is available for both of these UCAS codes.

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