Teach North: Yorkshire & Humber Design and Technology (2VWH)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial support
Student finance 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

As a Teach North Design & Technology trainee, you will promote practical application, allowing for creative solutions to real, complex problems. Alongside your students, you will explore a wide range of aspects of the subject, such as Engineering, Electronic Products, Materials Technology, Textiles and Food & Nutrition.

You will deliver lessons that introduce many new skills and processes including; using a sewing machine, using workshop tools and machinery, learning to solder and preparing food using healthy ingredients and simple techniques. These skills will then developed into more advanced skills such as; soldering to a printed circuit board, using CAD / CAM, 3D printers and vinyl cutters, sublimation printing and combining food ingredients in more complex ways.

Your classroom will be brimming with exciting practical opportunities where students can develop their resilience, confidence, self-expression and sense of achievement.

On completion of this programme, you will be awarded a PGCE with QTS and 60 Masters credits in Education from Sheffield Hallam University.

You’ll be delighted to know that we have a strong partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, who are a national centre of education and are recognised for their excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. This partnership creates a collaborative model of training.

Click here to read about one of our Design & Technology trainees

School placements

During the programme, you will complete two placements in our alliance schools and academies. The location of these placements is decided by the Teach North team who will consider your home location, mode of transport and the capacity of the school or academy.

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You will be assigned a trained mentor to support and celebrate your progress as you enter the teaching profession.

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Interview process

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to a remote interview to complete our selection process.

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The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



  • Applicants should have at least a lower second-class honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area the candidate is applying for.

  • All applicants must have grade C / grade 4 passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent). We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

Personal qualities

Teach North is seeking applicants with the following qualities:

  • A genuine desire to put children first and a commitment to improving the life chances of young people
  • An ability to engage with students in a personable and professional manner
  • Resilience, flexibility and a passion to succeed in the teaching profession

Other requirements

Successful candidates must obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding suitability to work with children. Admission is also dependent on a satisfactory medical examination.

About the training provider

Teach North offers a School Direct programme that strives to develop, support and celebrate excellent trainee teachers who are well-prepared for the profession.

We are an integral part of a high-performing multi-academy trust, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. We embrace the opportunity to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting point, receive an excellent education.

We relish the opportunity to be part of the much needed regeneration of the areas we work in. We are serious about the part we have to play in regenerating the areas we serve by placing an outstanding school at the heart of the community.

To do this, we ensure that:

  • students are always at the forefront of what we do, so we can help them to reach their potential
  • that all our staff strive to be experts in our respective fields
  • together, as a trust, we are obsessive about attaining the highest standards, thereby enhancing children’s life-chances.

Quite simply, we want to be known for placing:

Students first; raising standards and transforming lives.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We offer disabled access across our family of schools and invite all applicants to discuss their individual needs with us so that we can place you in the most appropriate schools and academies for your training year.

Contact details

01302 720787
Outwood Conference Centre - Yorkshire & Humber
Tenter Balk Lane
South Yorkshire


Apply for this course

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Outwood Grange Academy, Potovens Lane, Outwood, Wakefield, WF1 2PF
Yes -
Outwood Academy Acklam
Hall Drive, Acklam, Middlesbrough, TS5 7JY
Yes D
Outwood Academy Adwick
Windmill Balk Lane, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7SF
Yes E
Outwood Academy Brumby
Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1NT
Yes F
Outwood Academy Carlton
Royston Lane, Barnsley, S71 3EW
Yes X
Outwood Academy Foxhills
2 Foxhills Road, Scunthrope, North Lincs, DN15 8LJ
Yes R
Outwood Academy Freeston
Favell Avenue, Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF6 1HZ
Yes 7
Outwood Academy Hemsworth
Wakefield Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4AB
Yes V
Outwood Academy Newbold
Highfield Lane, Chesterfield, S41 8BA
Yes U
Outwood Academy Portland
Netherton Road, Worksop, S80 2SF
Yes G
Outwood Academy Shafton
Engine Lane, Shafton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S72 8RE
Yes 9
Outwood Academy Valley
Valley Road, Worksop, S81 7EN
Yes I
Outwood Grange Academy
Potovens Lane, Outwood, Wakefield, WF1 2PF
Yes Z

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