Teach at secondary level
If you have a passion for a particular subject and think you would enjoy working with young people, helping to shape a positive future for them, then teaching in secondary schools could be for you. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses which will qualify you to teach your chosen specialist subject to young people aged 11 to 18.
If you have a degree, you can train to qualify as a secondary school teacher in one year. This course leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, as well as Qualified Teacher Status which allows you to start your teaching career.
You can apply directly to Sheffield Hallam, and we will arrange with you which schools you would like to enhance your training experience in the course.
- PGCE Art and Design
- PGCE Secondary Business Education
- PGCE Secondary Citizenship
- PGCE Secondary Computing
- PGCE Secondary Design and Technology
- PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Food Technology)
- PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Textiles)
- PGCE Secondary Geography
- PGCE Secondary History
- PGCE Secondary Mathematics
- PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages
- PGCE Secondary Physical Education
- PGCE Secondary Religious Education
- PGCE Secondary Science (Biology)
- PGCE Secondary Science (Chemistry)
- PGCE Secondary Science (Physics)
You get really sparkly-eyed people in teaching who love their job, who find it incredibly rewarding and interesting. There's a moral purpose in teaching as well and there are great opportunities for job progression.
Mat Galvin, PGCE Secondary Mathematics
Alternatively, through the School Direct programme, you can choose which of our wide range of school partners you want to train in the above subjects with. In all cases you still receive your PGCE qualification from Sheffield Hallam.
Through our School Direct Partners you can also train for the following subjects:
- PGCE Dance
- PGCE Drama
- PGCE Music
- PGCE Psychology
- PGCE Social Studies
Our undergraduate degree courses fully qualify you to work in secondary schools.
- BSc (Honours) Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status
- BSc (Honours) Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status
When I attended secondary school I was fortunate enough to have passionate, charismatic and dedicated science teachers. They inspired me to not only become a teacher myself but reinforced the spark I’ve always had with science.
Jack Forrest, BSc Science with Education and QTS
If you are starting a PGCE in secondary education you may be entitled to financial support from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
The amount of the support depends on when you start training and what subject you train to teach.
As the information can quickly become out of date we recommend that you check the NCTL website for the latest information.
My scholarship from the Institute of Physics has not only provided me with a cash bursary, but also provided me with free membership for the Institute of Physics so I can attend any events they hold, where experts talk about how to relate certain principles of physics to our teaching and how we can develop our skills.
Bradley Perry, PGCE Physics
To ensure teachers are competent in literacy and numeracy, all teacher training applicants are required to pass QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting a course. Find out more.