Teach BA – Make a difference


If you are interested in a future that guides, shapes and inspires children then teaching is the career for you. As a positive, collaborative learning community, Teach BA at Bradford Academy can offer:

  • Hands on school-led teacher training with personalised support bespoke to your subject
  • Opportunity to be fully immersed in school life from day one
  • Gold standard awarded professional development with highly experienced lead practitioners in a friendly environment
  • An all-through education experience from 2 – 19 years within a school shortlisted in Community and Collaboration for the prestigious TES School Awards
  • Tailored advice and information about teaching
  • Access to partnerships in the area
  • Potential to secure a full time teaching role in the Academy at the end of the course
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) – accredited by Bradford College

Subjects we offer: English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, MFL (Spanish), Religious Studies, Health & Social Care, Computer Science (inc. IT), Science with PE and Primary

We can also provide access to subject knowledge enhancement courses (SKEs) via Bradford College

We will be hosting three open events: Thursday 23 May, Wednesday 12 June and Tuesday 2 July – all of which will be from 3.30pm until 5.30pm – which will provide you with the opportunity to experience for yourself how we make a difference every day with our young people.

We welcome you to contact us for more information and will be happy to help with any queries you may have regarding the process; we understand how important this decision is.

To register your interest and for guidance on how to apply please contact: Samantha Taylor, 01274 256710 or email teachBA@bradfordacademy.co.uk. If you have any questions about the PGCE or SKE courses, please contact Lynn Duff at Bradford College directly: 01274 436314 or l.duff@bradfordcollege.ac.uk










A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and it is recognised internationally.

All of our Secondary places are unsalaried; however, you could be funded through a student loan in the same way as you were for your first degree. You may be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee loans and scholarships if appropriate. Once you have accepted a place on the training programme you can make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England to cover the cost of training. You can find more information about bursaries here.

Several subjects we offer attract financial support for ITT, especially those that are shortage subjects. Here is the information about the bursaries and scholarships for the 2019/20 entry: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-and-salary/overview


This course will provide you with a PGCE at Masters level and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Working closely with specialist staff in both Bradford Academy and Bradford College, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a newly qualified teacher, based on the strengths of your own degree.

The course is designed to help you to fulfil a wider teaching role (including that of pastoral care) within your chosen educational context. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a multi-ethnic society. There is also the potential to experience teaching within the 16-18 age range.

Online, distance learning Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are available through the college for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, Computer Science and Spanish They offer 28-week (GCSE & A level), 16-week (A level only) and 8-week (GCSE only) courses for each of these subjects, allowing us to cater for the individual needs of students.

Our aim is to facilitate your transition from successful graduate to competent teacher. In addition to being an academic course, the PGCE Secondary programme provides a professional qualification (QTS). By the end of the course you should have achieved the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and be confident in teaching all aspects of the Secondary National Curriculum at the appropriate level. You will become a reflective practitioner who will be able to improve continuously your own knowledge, understanding and skills.

The PGCE programme is 44 weeks long, commencing early September, with the majority of your time spent in a classroom at the Academy. You will study all areas of the secondary curriculum and link practice to theory, completing three modules at Level 7. The sessions at Bradford College are relevant, often practically based, and address the subject knowledge, teaching techniques (pedagogy) and professional issues required to teach children. They cover aspects such as planning and assessment, behaviour management, SEND, inclusion and safeguarding.

For the award of the PGCE you complete three assessed modules, each worth 20 Credit points at Masters Level. These are:

  • Subject Specialist Pedagogy
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Educational Philosophy and Vision

The assessment of these modules comprises of a range of strategies, including essays, academic posters and presentations. The PGCE qualification is validated by the University of Bolton.

By the end of the course you will meet the required standards for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Your knowledge and understanding of teaching in Secondary schools will be secure. You will be capable of planning, teaching and managing a class and your monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting skills will be well developed. You will understand the issues of accountability and the many professional responsibilities required of a teacher.