Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation
History (K822)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Tes Institute
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

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


About the course

This one-year programme will see you placed in two of our diverse schools as a member of the teaching staff. The majority of your time will be spent on a blended training programme. You will benefit from bespoke one to one support from a member of the Atlas team and subject mentoring. You will get to know your fellow trainees in school via the group coaching and CPD workshops.

Interview process

This will determine your suitability to train to teach and assess your literacy and numeracy skills and subject knowledge.

The assessment process will include a short presentation, panel interview, group task and a short teaching episode.

How school placements work

You will complete two placements in contrasting schools, September – December and then January – July.


The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,000

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.



Primary and Secondary teaching To be eligible to apply, you will need a degree (with Honours) from a UK Higher Education institution, or an equivalent qualification in any subject. You will also have solid A levels and GCSEs including C or above in GCSE maths, English and a science.

Degree class A 2:1 or above is preferable. However, we will be happy to consider your application if you have a 2:2 and can demonstrate strong academics in other areas i.e. A-levels and GCSEs and a real aptitude for teaching.

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants with a genuine passion for teaching and a commitment to working as part of a school community to make a difference to the lives of children in South East London. You will be resilient and reflective. You will be organised, flexible and will embrace opportunities to further your own development. You will demonstrate high levels of personal initiative and drive and secure subject knowledge.

Other requirements

None applicable

About the training provider

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation is a family of 5 primary and 4 secondary schools in Southwark, Lewisham and Bexley.

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation has been educating young people in this part of London since 1876 and has over 15 years’ experience of initial teacher training . Whilst having strong traditions that are highly valued by our students and their families, the organisation is forward thinking and embraces innovation as seen by the unique professional development offer for our staff.

Each of our schools is at the heart of its community. Each member of our community, staff and students alike, also benefit from the Haberdashers’ Advantage. A unique set of benefits and opportunities that come from our sponsorship by the Haberdashers Company.

Our Federation provides lots of opportunities for collaboration and access to networks to support every teacher, no matter their career stage.

Training with disabilities and other needs

All of our schools are fully inclusive- We want to make sure that our training programme is open to everybody, so if you do have a disability we will do everything we reasonably can to make reasonable adjustment to ensure you can. If you would like us to do so at the interview stage, please provide details on your application form. This will in no way affect your application.

Contact details

0207 652 9510
Haberdashers' Aske's Federation
Pepys Road
New Cross
SE14 5SF


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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
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy
Iron Mill Lane, Crayford, DA1 4RS
Yes C
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College
Hatcham College, Jerningham Site, Jerningham Rd, New Cross Gate, SE14 5SF
Yes H
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy
Launcelot Rd, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5EB
Yes K
Main Site
Pepys Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5SF
Yes -

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