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Applying

Applications for all routes into the PGDE are now open. All applications should be made through UCAS.

If you would like to train to teach with the University of Sheffield please search on the UCAS websites for places under the following providers:

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King Ecgbert and Tapton

Silverdale Sheffield Teaching Schools Alliance       St Mary's Chesterfield
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Whichever of the above routes you choose, you will undertake your training with the University of Sheffield and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a PGDE.

Writing your application

Your application should make clear how the content of your degree or other education is directly relevant to the course for which you are applying and how your other experiences, activities and personal qualities are relevant to training for teaching. There is some space on the UCAS form to allow you to describe these. Please make sure you enter the correct course code on your application.

If we do not offer the course you require we would advise you to contact the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

Interviews

Photo of PGDE student3If you are invited for an interview, you will normally be seen by the university tutor responsible for the course you wish to study and also by a teacher from a Partnership school. Interviews may involve a visit to a local school. You will be asked to bring with you your passport or UK Driving licence (photocard and paper counterpart) as evidence of your identity. If you have passed the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and/or Numeracy you should bring evidence to interview.

Following the interview you will be informed whether or not you will be offered a place. Successful candidates will be expected to complete a Work Health Assessment form and obtain an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More specific information on selection criteria is available through the course search facility on the UCAS website. These are commonly called Entry Profiles and will help you prepare for the application process.

UCAS website

NCTL website

Valuing Diversity

The School of Education values diversity and promotes the development of a diverse teaching workforce. We are happy to make any appropriate and reasonable adjustments to enable students with a disability to gain Qualified Teacher Status. In order for this to be possible, we invite anyone with a disability to contact the School´s Disabilities Officer, Professor Dan Goodley, by telephone (0114 222 8185) or e-mail (c.woodward@sheffield.ac.uk). Any information can be disclosed in confidence and will be used in order to consider appropriate adjustments to our provision, including the interview process.