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As a history teacher, you will enhance your students' understanding of British history and the world as it is today - from the events that shaped civilisations, to the historical figures that made them happen. Help them explore themes, learn about their ancestors, and discover hidden stories. Lesson by lesson, you help them put the building blocks of their understanding together, providing them with knowledge, insight and analysis, and a range of life skills to take them forward.

Course outline

What qualifications will I gain? Where will I train?
  • A PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in secondary History (11-16 with post 16 enhancement).
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • 60 credits towards a Master’s degree.

Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley or Derbyshire.

How long is the programme?      When does it start?
One year September 
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You will have your own mentor in each school, who will meet with you regularly and provide support and advice. They will also assess your teaching in school.


How am I assessed?

Your performance will be assessed throughout the year by a range of strategies ranging from observations of your teaching, reviews, target setting, action plans and formal academic assessment tasks. 

We will also track your progress throughout the year and provide support and guidance to ensure that you are
on-track to successfully complete your training.

Future careers

After successful completion of this course, you will be a qualified teacher. By becoming a teacher, you’re joining a profession that offers a huge variety of career opportunities. 

There are lots of opportunities to progress into a number of leadership or management roles, such as:

  • Subject/phase lead
  • Lead practitioner working as a mentor, coach, trainer or facilitator
  • A pastoral role
  • Teaching and learning responsibility
  • Head of department
  • Headteacher
  • Deputy head

As well as excellent career opportunities, teaching offers a competitive salary, job security and job satisfaction.


Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, Sheffield, S11 9QH 0114 235 7980