Course Outline

Aspirer School Direct offer three PGCE Courses in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.  They are:

PGCE (Primary - 5-11) - UCAS Code 26MN

PGCE (Primary - 3-7) - UCAS Code 2V97

PGCE (Primary - 5-11) with specialism in Primary Physical Education - UCAS Code 37CP

On each of these, you will usually spend the first 5 weeks of the year in your, "Home" school, getting to know the class and the school, working with groups and perhaps trying some whole class teaching with lots of support. 

In these weeks you will spend some time at our Training Centre in Macclesfield in professional development days, learning about aspects of teaching such as safeguarding children, behaviour management, planning lessons and, of course, the teaching of subject areas such as Maths and English.  These sessions are led by expert teachers from the Aspirer Teaching School and Aspirer Research School.

You will also spend some days at Sheffield Hallam University being taught by expert academic staff there. 

The journey to Sheffield is relatively quick and the University pays your travel expenses from your school to the University, which is directly opposite Sheffield Station!

You then go to your,"Away" school for around 8 weeks where you begin to develop your teaching full time in school.

After the Christmas break, you return to the,"Home" school for the rest of the year, again spending some days training at Aspirer and SHU in the weeks just after Christmas. 

Additionally, Associate Teachers on the PE Specialism Course attend a week long PE course in mid August.

There may be some changes to this timetable because of coronavirus but you will still spend the majority of time learning to be a teacher in a real classroom. 

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