Tykes TSA
Mathematics (11-16) (AE33)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

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.

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)

How school placements work

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.


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

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

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.



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.

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!

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 details

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


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 2C3
  • Training programme code: AE33

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Horizon Community College
Dodworth Road, , Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 6PD
Yes 8

Support and advice

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

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