Delta Academies Trust Mathematics (26Q8)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

School Direct is a school-based teacher training programme. School Direct trainees spend the majority of the training year in placements within Delta Academies and also attend Sheffield Hallam University for frequent days during the training year.

As a Delta Academies School Direct trainee, you will:

  • Be supported by outstanding teachers, have a school-based mentor and an academic tutor from the university who will be an expert specialist in the field. All those involved in your training are dedicated to your development towards becoming a high-quality reflective practitioner.

  • Gain a PGCE which includes qualified teacher status and can be used as the first third of a master’s degree (60 credits) if you wish to continue with this accredited professional development in the early part of your career.

  • Benefit from high-quality sessions with other trainees across Delta Academies Trust to develop your knowledge and application of effective strategies that underpin learning and achievement in the classroom.

  • Utilise outstanding, current teachers and school leaders to lead taught sessions, ensuring you learn from those who are current teachers and school leaders.

  • Benefit from high-quality sessions with other PGCE students at the university where research-informed practice and theoretical underpinning of classroom practice will be shared and critiqued.

  • Benefit from a dedicated School Direct team to offer support throughout the training year and beyond with many trainees remaining with Delta for their ECT year (Early Career Teacher).

Course fees for 2022 to 2023 are £9,250. You may be eligible for a student loan or bursary. Visit ( for more information about funding your training.

School placements

During your training year, you will undertake placements in two contrasting schools with the majority of Secondary trainees spending most of their time in one host school with a short complementary placement after Christmas.

First placements are confirmed at or before the Delta School Direct Induction which, takes place towards the end of the Summer Term (late June / early July).

As Delta Academies Trust has academies based across Yorkshire and the Humber, we will always aim to try and place trainees in academies that are within a ‘reasonable travelling distance’ from where they live to cut down on commuting time. It cannot be guaranteed that placements will be in the closest school due to additional factors. For more information as to which academies are part of Delta Academies Trust, please visit our website.

Trainees will follow their Academy calendar and the timetable at the University, training in academies four days per week throughout the whole academic year. Each Friday trainees attend the University to learn as part of a professional cohort of training teachers and spend the rest of the week honing their teaching skills in their Academy. Each trainee will have a dedicated mentor within each of the placement schools as a point of contact and a person to support their personalised development.

The course will lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with the opportunity of gaining up to 60 credits at Masters level, as well as meeting the requirements of Teacher Standards (QTS).


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Doncaster Hub - Delta Academies Trust
Gardens Lane, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3JY
Humber Hub - Delta Academies Trust
New Bridge Road, Hull, HU9 2DR
Leeds / Wakefield Hub - Delta TSA
Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1LJ
Main Site
Education House, Spawd Bone Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0EP

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

Delta Academies Trust, is looking for candidates who demonstrate a clear passion for teaching and a desire to ensure young people achieve their full potential. We require our trainees to be enthusiastic and dedicated to the teaching profession and their academy, so that they become outstanding teachers, working always to the highest standards.

We want candidates who demonstrate key qualities such as:

  • Empathy
  • Passion for teaching
  • Dedication
  • Patience
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Integrity

Our ultimate goal is for all our trainee teachers to become ‘Inspiring Teachers’ so that we create ‘Inspired Children’.

Other requirements

Trainee responsibilities include:

  • Participating fully in the programme of monitoring, support and assessment that is agreed with the ITT Coordinator, Mentor, Delta and SHU.
  • Familiarisation with the Teachers’ Standards and monitoring and auditing their own progress in relation to them.
  • Ensuring that their conduct throughout the School Direct Programme is always of a professional manner, in line with SHU, Delta and the Academy expectations.
  • Planning, preparing thoroughly and keeping good records. Be conscientious in researching the subject knowledge you need to teach your lessons.
  • Being flexible and open to new learning.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £13,500

Please note that course fees for 2020/21 are to be confirmed.

About the training provider

Delta Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) of over 50 academies in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Our MAT consists of Secondary, Primary, Infant, Junior, all through schools and Free Schools.

Delta has high retention rates with many School Direct trainees being employed as Newly Qualified Teachers within our Academies each year. Follow this link to discover more information about our teacher training offer.

We believe, due to the geographical location of all our academies, we can provide the best teacher training opportunities and provide excellent support through outreach work and sharing best practices. There are many career opportunities available to all our trainees who succeed on the School Direct Programme. We support, motivate and inspire teachers throughout their career to become leaders of the future. We strongly believe the excellence in the quality of training teachers receive, leads to excellence in education for children.

Interview process

After applicants have submitted their application via the UCAS system, we will receive the applications and shortlist applications that meet our entry requirements.

Due to current COVID restrictions, we have decided to continue with online interviews until it is safe to return to face to face interviews. The interview process will include feedback on a video clip of a lesson. A ‘Teach the Panel’ activity - details will be included in your invite to interview email. Secondary candidates will complete a Sheffield Hallam University English task. There will also be a selection of formal interview questions.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Delta Academies Trust, in accordance with its Equality and Diversity Policy, the Organisation will provide equal opportunities to all trainees and applicants and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex and/or sexual orientation.

Contact this training provider

0345 196 0033
Education House
Spawd Bone Lane
West Yorkshire
WF11 0EP

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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