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About Us

Through our School Direct and Apprenticeship programmes we endeavour to provide an outstanding academic and ‘hands-on’ school based experience in a variety of phases and settings. We aim to ensure that our programmes are bespoke to each trainees individual journey into either secondaryspecial or primary careers.


We also aim to offer employment at the end of the training period for successful candidates where suitable vacancies arise, or assist with gainful employment within our alliance of schools.


Upon successful completion of our  programmes, trainees will have the ability and capacity to work in either the secondary, special or primary sector.

Who is our training provider? 


Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK's largest universities, based in the heart of Sheffield, one of the UK’s biggest student cities.


They have invested over £100 million in new buildings and facilities over the last five years, providing innovative, flexible and sustainable spaces to enhance student experience.


They pride themselves on the applied nature of the courses. SHU offer one of the largest and most diverse range of placements in the region and have built up a network of over 600 partner schools, colleges and other educational establishments, and we work together to our mutual advantage.


You will study at the centre of education that is recognised for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. Their academics, researchers and partners in schools work together to ensure you become a committed and professional graduate, with the opportunity to return to SHU throughout your career to further your professional development.


SHU received an overall student satisfaction rating of 86% in the 2018 National Student Survey. This result places them in the top 30 universities in the country for student satisfaction. They also received a Silver rating in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.


About the course

•            Prepare for a rewarding teaching career on a course rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED.

•            Boost your career on a course with a 96% employment rate.

•            Undertake 120 days of placement in Key Stage 3 and 4 settings (with post-16 experience) ensuring a rounded skillset.

•            Gain a base for further studies; you obtain 60 credits towards a masters.

•            Benefit from government bursaries and initiatives that make full-time teaching easily attainable.

This course allows you to meet the demands of education. You'll gain a thorough understanding of current subject specialist teaching, and spend time in local schools to cement your knowledge.


On this course, you'll spend 120 days in local and regional partner schools, applying the skills that you have learned on Hallam's City Campus. You'll study Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum and teaching methods, so you're ready to work in any Secondary school - over 96 per cent of our PGCE graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating. Completing the PGCE course gives you 60 credits towards a masters, giving you a chance to study and specialise further.


You learn through

•            placement work

•            lectures and seminars

•            reflective writing

•            practical assessments


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