Delta's School Direct Offer

Our Courses

In partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, we work creatively and collaboratively towards achieving a shared vision of excellence for our trainee teachers.

Primary

  • PGCE with QTS – Primary (3-7 years) – course code – 34C5
  • PGCE with QTS – Primary (5-11 years) – course code – 26PJ
  • PGCE with QTS – Primary (Physical Education Specialism) – course code – 34C5

All Primary courses are non-salaried courses.

Secondary

  • PGCE Secondary Art & Design with QTS – course code 26PM
  • PGCE Secondary Biology with QTS – course code 2ZPP
  • PGCE Secondary Chemistry with QTS – course code 2LFS
  • PGCE Secondary Chemistry with QTS – salaried – course code 2B7N*
  • PGCE Secondary Computing with QTS – course code 2ZPS
  • PGCE Secondary Design & Technology with QTS limited availability, please enquire
  • PGCE Secondary English with QTS – course code 2LFT
  • PGCE Secondary English with QTS – salaried – course code 26Q6*
  • PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS – course code 26PR
  • PGCE Secondary History with QTS – course code 26PQ
  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics with QTS – course code 26Q8
  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics with QTS – salaried -course code 26Q9*
  • PGCE Secondary MFL with QTS – French – course code 37FT, Spanish – course code 37FW
  • PGCE Secondary Music with QTS – course code 2ZPZ
  • PGCE Secondary Physical Education with QTS – course code 2ZQ2
  • PGCE Secondary Physics with QTS – course code 26PD
  • PGCE Secondary Physics with QTS – salaried – course code 2V5N*

*for salaried courses candidates must have a suitable visa for working in the UK as sponsorship for teacher training is no longer possible through Delta. Candidates must also have significant experience of working within a UK secondary school to be considered.

All Secondary Phase courses are designated 11-16 with post- 16 enhancement. This means that you will be trained to teach your specialist subject and will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards at KS3 and KS4 across the 11-16 age range. Your timetable at school will include teaching at KS3 and KS4. In addition to this, you will have a post-16 experience. Trainees may be placed in an 11-18 school for one of their periods of school-based training and involved in planning, teaching and assisting in KS5 lessons. For those, who are not placed in an 11-18 school, a four-day placement will be organised in a post-16 setting. You will also be supported in preparing to teach at KS5 through the subject knowledge and pedagogy sessions at the University. You will not be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards at KS5.

What Our Courses Look Like

Primary

During your training year, you will complete two placements as your school-based training. Your first placement will take place from September to December and, your second placement will take place from January to June.

A typical training week will be as follows:

  • Monday – Wednesday: School-based training.
  • Thursday – Delta training based at Education House, Knottingley (or remote)
  • Friday – Subject Knowledge, Professional Studies and Masters sessions at Sheffield Hallam University.

On completion of this course, you will receive a PGCE with QTS and 60 Master’s credits.

Please see the below sample timetable for the year. Dates change each year.

Secondary

During your training year, you will complete two placements as your school-based training. Your first placement will take place from September to December and your second placement will take place from January to March before returning to your host school from March to June.

A typical training week will be as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: School-based training.
  • Friday – Subject Knowledge, Professional Studies and Masters sessions at Sheffield Hallam University.

During the year Delta will host 10 to 12 General Professional Studies days (GPS days).

Interview Process

We are delighted to have returned to face-to-face interviews. Following the receipt of your application it will be shortlisted by the team.

You will be invited to interview via the apply tool. You will be invited to one of our academies for either a morning or afternoon interview session. The session will include:

  • A teaching task with a class of students (more details shared in the interview invitation)
  • A formal interview
  • Secondary candidates will complete a Sheffield Hallam University English task.

Experience Opportunities

If you would like to gain experience prior to application in one of our schools, please complete this form and our team will contact you to discuss your needs.