Forge TSA
Primary (38CC)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
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
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

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.

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.

How school placements work

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.


The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £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.

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.



You must hold your Degree - 2:1 or 2:2 and GCSE qualifications in English, Maths and Science at Grade C (4) or above.

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

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 locally and nationally acknowledged trainers. Cutting edge practice in teaching and assessment strategies. Make the most of our training facilities and breadth of teaching experience modeled across a variety of types of schools, Academy, LA maintained and church schools. In 2018/19 delivering Primary Education Training 2019/20 delivering training across Primary and Secondary Education

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 details

01709 763905
Forge TSA, Barnsley Road
South Yorkshire
S63 6PY


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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
Main Site
Barnsley Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 6PY
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Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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