Train To Teach

Train alongside outstanding practitioners, gaining valuable knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Delta Train to Teach is a School Direct programme

School Direct is a school-based teacher training programme, which offers an exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners, gaining valuable knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you to start your journey towards becoming an excellent teacher.

Delta Train to Teach currently has School Direct teacher training places available for Primary and Secondary phase.

Places are available across the Academies within the Delta group which covers the Yorkshire and Humber region, North Nottinghamshire, and North and Northeast Lincolnshire.

Delta Academies Trust has a proven track record, as well as the educational expertise, capacity and experience to secure transformational change and sustainable academy improvement in the schools which it supports through sponsorship.

With high retention rates, training to teach with Delta can be a career for life.

Entry Requirements

Teaching is a postgraduate profession. The entry requirements for teacher training are:

  • A UK honours degree with a classification of 2:2 or above (some providers may be able to accept a third-class degree) or equivalent qualification
  • GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and mathematics, or equivalent, for secondary courses
  • GCSE grade 4/C or above in English, mathematics and science, or equivalent, for primary courses.

In addition to the academic requirements Delta is looking for candidates to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Resilience, enthusiasm and the desire to learn
  • Emotional intelligence
  • A high standard of written and spoken English
  • The ability to reflect as a route to improving classroom practice.

Course Finder

Use the DfE ‘Find’ tool to find the right course for you. Search for Delta Academies Trust for a list of courses.

To navigate directly to our Primary courses please click here

To navigate directly to our Secondary courses please click here

How To Apply

Since October 2021, all teacher training applications are made through the DfE Apply tool.

The apply tool is now open to receive for applications to begin teacher training in September 2022. Course codes can be found on the ‘Find’ tool or on our courses page:

Subject Knowledge Enhancements

If your degree is not in the subject you wish to train to teach and you have an A-level in the subject, a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme may be offered as a condition of acceptance on an initial teacher training programme. SKE programmes are often accompanied by bursary funding to help build or refresh knowledge within the subject you would like to teach. Find out more below.

Delta’s SKE courses will help you to:

  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of your chosen subject at all key stages, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • Discover the optimum strategies for teaching the various ideas, skills and topics in your subject.
  • Develop an ability to use subject knowledge to plan lessons and sequences of learning that lead to pupil progress.
  • Understand pupils’ common misconceptions in the subject so these can be easily overcome.

DfE SKE funding:

There are bursaries available for each length of course we offer:

8 week SKE – £1400

12 week SKE – £2100

16 week SKE – £2800

20 week SKE – £3500

28 week SKE – £4900

You are eligible to apply if you have a minimum of a 2.2 degree, and hold a conditional offer with an ITT provider with a condition to complete a SKE.

Overseas applicants

For applicants with qualifications awarded outside of the UK, you will need to check you meet the minimum requirements. This can be done in two ways:

  • Contacting your preferred teacher training provider for a preliminary conversation.
  • Using UK NARIC which can formally recognise overseas qualifications.