Teach North: North Yorkshire English (AT94)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of York
Financial support
Student finance 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.

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


About the course

As a Teach North English trainee, you will promote a love of reading to all students, exploring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, poems and plays that include works by 19th, 20th and 21st century writers. Alongside your students, you will unpick the craft of the writer and how language is used for effect and influences the readers.

You will deliver lessons that are fundamental to personal intellectual growth, enabling students to make sense of the world around them whilst building their confidence in communication.

Your classroom will be brimming with opportunities for students to write imaginatively and through transactional writing where purpose, audience and format are paramount; these will extend students’ vocabulary as well as their written accuracy.

On completion of this programme, you will be awarded a PGCE with QTS and 60 Masters credits in Education from the University of York. You’ll be delighted to know that we have a strong partnership with the University of York, creating a collaborative model of training.

Click here to read about one of our English trainees

School placements

During the programme, you will complete two placements in our alliance schools and academies. The location of these placements is decided by the Teach North team who will consider your home location, mode of transport and the capacity of the school or academy.

Click here to discover our placement schools

You will be assigned a trained mentor to support and celebrate your progress as you enter the teaching profession.

Click here to meet our mentors

Interview process

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to a remote interview to complete our selection process.

Click here to explore our remote interview process


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



  • Applicants should have at least a lower second-class honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area the candidate is applying for.

  • All applicants must have grade C / grade 4 passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) before making their application. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

Personal qualities

Teach North is seeking applicants with the following qualities:

  • A genuine desire to put children first and a commitment to improving the life chances of young people
  • An ability to engage with students in a personable and professional manner
  • Resilience, flexibility and a passion to succeed in the teaching profession

Other requirements

Successful candidates must obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding suitability to work with children. Admission is also dependent on a satisfactory medical examination.

About the training provider

Teach North offers a School Direct programme that strives to develop, support and celebrate excellent trainee teachers who are well-prepared for the profession.

We are an integral part of a high-performing multi-academy trust, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. We embrace the opportunity to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting point, receive an excellent education.

We relish the opportunity to be part of the much needed regeneration of the areas we work in. We are serious about the part we have to play in regenerating the areas we serve by placing an outstanding school at the heart of the community.

To do this, we ensure that:

  • students are always at the forefront of what we do, so we can help them to reach their potential
  • that all our staff strive to be experts in our respective fields
  • together, as a trust, we are obsessive about attaining the highest standards, thereby enhancing children’s life-chances.

Quite simply, we want to be known for placing:

Students first; raising standards and transforming lives.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We offer disabled access across our family of schools and invite all applicants to discuss their individual needs with us so that we can place you in the most appropriate schools and academies for your training year.

Contact details

01302 720787
Outwood Conference Centre, Yorkshire & Humber
Tenter Balk Lane
South Yorkshire


Apply for this course

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
Outwood Academy Acklam
Hall Drive, Acklam, Middlesbrough , North Yorkshire, TS5 7JY
Yes 3
Outwood Academy Adwick
Windmill Balk Lane, Woodlands, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 7SF
Yes 4
Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth
Harrowgate Lane, Stockton on Tees , North Yorkshire, TS19 8TF
Yes A
Outwood Academy Bydales
Coast Road, Marske by the Sea , Redcar , North Yorkshire, TS11 6AR
Yes K
Outwood Academy Carlton
Royston Lane, Barnsley , South Yorkshire, S71 3EW
Yes C
Outwood Academy City Fields
Warmfield View, Wakefield , West Yorkshire , WF1 4SF
Yes 2
Outwood Academy Easingwold
York Road , Easingwold, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 3EF
Yes Q
Outwood Academy Freeston
Favell Avenue, Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire , WF6 1HZ
Yes 8
Outwood Academy Hemsworth
Wakefield Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract , West Yorkshire , WF9 4AB
Yes B
Outwood Academy Ripon
Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DE
Yes 9
Outwood Academy Shafton
Engine Lane, Shafton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S72 8RE
Yes 5
Outwood Grange Academy
Potovens Lane, Outwood, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2PF
Yes 6

Support and advice

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