Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Training Biology (2TG3)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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
Website
http://yhtt.ac.uk

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

Our trainees receive five weeks of core teacher training over the year which cover the nuts and bolts of teaching. Sessions focus on areas such as assessment, behaviour management, special educational needs, legal responsibilities, inspiring teaching and many more. These are all delivered by experts in their field, often practicing teachers, so you be confident that the content is both up to date and real life!

Our subject training centres around two intensive subject weeks led by a specialist tutor. This may be enhanced by external trainers and industry experts. These weeks develop subject knowledge, common misconceptions made by pupils.

Following phase one of core training, induction and subject training, you will spend 10 weeks on placement A. Initially co-teaching with experienced practitioners, you will develop your skills and confidence to be taking about 11 lessons a week by Christmas. After the winter break you will enhance your teaching with three weeks of intensive training and subject development before embarking on placement B at a contrasting school. You will again be teaching about 11 lessons a week for the six week period. You are then back to you original placement until mid-June, working on your weekly targets with “your” classes. As you are in school full time, you will feel like a member of staff! Our final placement week is an enhancement week at one of our partners such as Adult Education or alternative provision.

You are assessed continually during the year by your mentor. They will guide you with weekly review and target setting meetings and specific in school training. Your subject tutor will also be on hand to develop your skills. You will expected to complete a PGCE which will enhance your teaching through the academic study of pedagogy. This assessment for this element is through three assignments submitted in the spring and summer terms.

School placements

Initial Teacher Training is a professional course and we therefore discuss placement requests with our applicants. We aim to balance the requirements of the school, and it ethos, with the personality of you as a trainee. We also try to minimize travel time, as it is not the best use of that scarce resource! As we are a large partnership, both with number and geographically, we can meet most requests.

Our schools are either 11-16 or 11-18. You will be timetabled for classes across the 11-16 range, with additional post 16 experience if available in that school. If it is not, you will gain that experience in your second placement or enhancement week.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

Ideally applicants will have a degree in a subject related to Biology, but at least an A Level in Biology of grade C or above.

Your degree subject should be in Biology or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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.

Applicants who do not have the required GCSE grades in English and Maths are required to take GCSE equivalency tests, preferably before applying. At the latest the equivalency tests must be completed by 31 August prior to enrolment. Please contact us for a list of acceptable equivalency test providers.

Personal qualities

We are looking for the best teachers for our children, so we want you to have a real desire to see them succeed. It is important that you are enthusiast about your subject - you will be teaching it for the foreseeable future, so you need to enjoy it! Finally, you need to be proactive, ready to put yourself out there to make a difference.

Other requirements

All applicants will be subject to and enhanced DBS check and a fitness to teach questionnaire carried hour by occupational health.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

We are a partnership of 20 schools, colleges and educational establishments covering Yorkshire and The Humber. Our core training programme is delivered by expert trainers at our Hull base in September and January during our core training blocks. Once on placement you will be treated as a member of staff, being fully immersed in the life of a school and the education of it’s pupils.

Our training programmes were developed by educational experts to update traditional training routes and equip our trainees for teaching in the 21st century.

YHTT has a highly successful track record of developing outstanding school teachers. We have excellent rates of employment for our graduates both within our alliance schools and also elsewhere in the region and beyond. Our alliance and partnership is made up of excellent schools. Additionally, we are delighted to be working with The Constellation Trust and The Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust. Their Teacher Training activity has an excellent track record of producing first rate trained teachers and we believe this Alliance allows us to, together, produce a generation of outstanding teachers.

Our Secondary partnership ranges from Scarborough in the North to Lincoln in the South, whereas our Primary partners are predominantly in Hull. Whichever phase you wish to train in, we offer extensive enhancement opportunities in all Primary and Secondary, Post-16, EAL, SEND and Alternative Provision settings.

What’s a SCITT?

Interview process

At Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Training we believe that our children deserve the very best teachers and therefore our selection process is rigorous. It consists of four elements:

  • interview

-taught session

-subject knowledge test

-educational knowledge test

These four elements combine to allow us to assess your potential to train to teach with Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Training. The interview allows us to get to know you as a person, your interests and rationale for applying. The taught session enables you to show you natural flair and how you interact with children. The subject knowledge test is used to identify areas for work before you start, and the educational test shows us that you have an interest in current educational practice and school life.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Meeting our trainees needs allows them to flourish in the classroom. We carry out extensive pre-course assessments which allows trainees with additional needs to access the support they require throughout the year. In addition, we offer mental health training and a dedicated pastoral tutor to offer emotional support both during the training year and beyond.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@yhtt.co.uk
Telephone
01482686699
Website
http://yhtt.ac.uk
Address
Yorkshire & Humber Teacher Training, c/o Bricknell Primary School
Bricknell Avenue
Hull
Kingston upon Hull
HU5 4ET

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022