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.

Forge TSA Primary (38CC)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

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

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.jmat.org.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

You will receive on the job training through links with SHU and our community of schools. New in 2019/20 - students will be in school 3 days a week, Training for 2 - one with SHU and one day on our bespoke Taught Training Sessions led by Specialist Leaders in Education. Quality Assessed internally by our QA and externally by SHU. Placements are found by the Forge team for you and take into consideration your geographical residence.

School placements

Placements are found by the Forge team for you and take into consideration your geographical residence. You will be allocated 2 placements for the duration of the course. One in KS1 and another in KS2 You will need to gain experience across all Key Stages during the year.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in science.

Personal qualities

We are looking for enthusiasm for Education and the ability to inspire our children to aspire.

Other requirements

Subject to successful completion of DBS

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

Occassionally we are able to offer a bursary to our most outstanding students to support in their training.

Some costs may be reimbursed.

About the training provider

Forge TSA are a collective of schools that cross 3 Local Authorities in the South Yorkshire area. We offer a bespoke package with a wealth of subject specialist knowledge in both locally and nationally acknowledged trainers. Cutting edge practice in teaching and assessment strategies are used to give students the best possible experience in the classroom. Make the most of our training facilities and breadth of teaching experience modeled across a variety of types of schools including Academy schools, LA maintained schools and voluntary aided church schools. In 2021/22 we are continuing with our succesful Primary Education Training (5-11) for non salaried places.

Interview process

Following SHU guidelines a formal interview takes place in front of a panel - including our QA. You will be asked to perform a short teaching task and respond to a set bank of questions.

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

Our bespoke package includes links to support from speech and language experts, expert SEND professionals and trained Mental Health First Aiders who can support pupils and students towards their academic potential

Contact this training provider

Email
joliver@be.jmat.org.uk
Telephone
01709 763905
Website
http://www.jmat.org.uk
Address
Forge TSA, Barnsley Road
Wath-upon-Dearne
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S63 6PY

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