Teach North: North Yorkshire
Chemistry (AY01)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of York
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 completion of this programme, our trainee teachers will be awarded a PGCE with QTS and 60 Masters credits in Education from the University of York.

Our School Direct programme allows trainees to work alongside innovative, ambitious and child-focused teachers who are passionate about raising standards and transforming lives.

Our partnership with the University of York creates a collaborative model of training. The training will take place in our academies, at the university and in the two designated placement schools.

If you would like to visit one of our academies for a career experience placement before or during your application process, please contact oie.yorkshire@outwood.com and we will organise this for you.

Click here to meet our trainees!

Interview process

Applicants who meet our entry requirements will be invited to one of our academies to complete our selection process. This will usually take half a day and consists of a written task, time spent supporting students in a lesson and an interview with the Teach North team and representatives from the chosen university and Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Please note that you will not be required to teach as part of the interview process.

How school placements work

During the programme, our trainees complete two placements in our alliance schools and academies. The location of these placements is decided by the trainee teacher’s home location and the capacity of the school or academy. Each trainee teacher will be assigned a trained mentor to support and celebrate their progress as they enter the teaching profession.

Click here to discover our placement schools!


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 Chemistry 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.



  • 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.

About the accredited body

The PGCE programme provided by the University of York is delivered by a friendly team of tutors who are passionate about both their subject area and teaching. They pride themselves on the supportive and approachable learning environment we provide trainee teachers and the positive feedback we receive about students' learning experience.

In its most recent evaluation, the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) awarded this PGCE programme a Grade 2: Good.

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 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: V2G
  • Training programme code: AY01

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
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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