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Tykes TSA Modern Languages 11-16 (AE25)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial support
Bursaries and 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
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

On successful completion of the course students are awarded QTS, PGCE, comprising 60 credits at Master Level 6.

Students are placed in two highly performing schools, mentored by good and outstanding teachers.

They will experience all aspects of school life which is invaluable when applying for future teaching positions.

Students will spend more than 120 days in schools on placement.

We arrange for students visit provision to increase their awareness of where children transition from and to (pre and post secondary), providing a holistic understanding of childrens progression.

Students will also have the opportunity to view best practice for SEN and EAL children.

Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic we are conducting Selection Events remotely via Zoom.

School placements

Students will be spend the vast majority of their time at Horizon Community College. After February half term students will spend 4 weeks in an alternative placement school.

Dedicated to providing all students with a broad and exciting language curriculum, the Modern Foreign Language Department at Horizon is committed to designing and delivering lessons covering a range of cultural topics and linguistic structures to the highest level. We believe in nurturing a love of both the language studied and the world that surrounds this, enabling our students to benefit from the transferable skills that language learning offers. Our team offers a unique opportunity for passionate aspiring teachers to develop their teaching craft through a breadth of experience and teaching styles. We provide excellent mentoring and CPD to our Early Career Teachers whilst offering opportunities for individuals to lead their own initiatives. So, if you have the same drive and enthusiasm as us, come and join this fantastic team.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

GCSE Maths & English at grade C or above.

2:2 degree

Personal qualities

We are looking for people to change the lives of children in Barnsley.

We are keen to receive applicants from people with a genuine passion for improving the outcome of children and young people in our local area.

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

You maybe eligible to claim the difference in cost from travelling to your placement school and travelling to Sheffield Hallam University.

About the training provider

We provide professional personalised Initial Teacher Training. It is our aim to train the next generation of outstanding teachers in South Yorkshire!

We work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam to deliver the Schools Direct route into teaching (3-7, 5-11 & 11-16 age ranges). On successful completion of the course students are awarded QTS, PGCE, comprising 60 credits at Master Level 6.

Students are placed in two highly performing schools (for Primary both will be within Barnsley ), mentored by good and outstanding teachers, experiencing all aspects of school life which is invaluable when applying for future teaching positions.

We pride ourselves on our holistic support for students. Creating opportunities for sharing good practice ideas and we foster a supportive environment amongst our cohorts.

Our Specialist Leaders of Education deliver taught training sessions to ensure our students are fully equipped to enter the teaching profession. These cover topics that are most relevant to the current climate and needs of the local region.

We work with small cohorts and so our training is tailored to meet the needs of individual students.

In 2018/19 100% of our students passed the course graded as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. 67% of students who were looking for an NQT position had secured one before the end of the course.

As a designated Teaching School we are committed to providing the highest standard of education for the young people in our community of South Yorkshire. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you!

About the accredited body

Sheffield Hallam received the first ever ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for early years’ teacher training - alongside an ‘Outstanding’ rating for their primary teacher training. They are a national centre of education, recognised for their excellence and innovation in teaching and learning

Sheffield Hallam 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 £100 million into new building and facilities.

They received an overall students satisfaction rating of 86% in the 2018 National Student Survey, placing them in the top 30 universities in the country.

Interview process

We invite applicants who successfully meet the application criteria to attend a Selection Event at Horizon Community College.

The event will be led by staff from our partnership schools along with a staff member from Tykes Teaching School Alliance. The event will last approximately two to three hours and will include:

A meet & greet – an introductory talk about the course and Tykes Teaching School Alliance A learning walk – where you will be shown around school by a group of pupils An individual interview A teaching task

At this stage we assess your;

  • ability to communicate clearly, both orally and on paper
  • knowledge of the area of education you are interested in
  • interest in, and commitment to, a career in teaching
  • ability to work effectively with children in an educational setting (for primary education courses you will need to bring the reference from the educational setting you attended)

Training with disabilities and other needs

At Tykes TSA we aim to provide a bespoke, personalised, professional package for all our students. We discuss with our students their specific needs and tailor our support and training offer where needed.

We are friendly, approachable and always on hand for our students.

If you have a disability, including long term medical conditions, specific learning difficulties and mental health conditions you can access additional support for your academic studies whilst at Sheffield Hallam. This may include learning contracts, support workers equipment/assistive technology and software. There is an onsite assessment Centre, the Sheffield Regional Assessment Centre, where a range of disability specialists can carry out Study Needs Assessments. Daily drop in sessions are run, with no appointment needed.

As a designated Teaching School, Tykes TSA have a detailed Equality Policy stating how we fulfil our responsibilities to The Equality Act 2010, this can be accessed here;

We will take reasonable steps to ensure all our students receive the best possible training experience. This may involve altering or avoiding a physical feature, for example step and lifts, providing auxiliary aids/services or provide information in an accessible format (this is not exhaustive.)

Contact this training provider

01226 100450
Tykes TSA, Unit 4, Great Cliffe Court
S75 3SP

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

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021