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If your dream is to become an inspirational geography teacher, then our outstanding Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training programme is the course for you. Studying at YWTT gives you a fantastic start to your teaching career, our innovative programme blends evidence based research and educational theory with immersive practice in the classroom, giving you the opportunity to gain QTS and a PGCE awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

The YWTT geography programme has been coherently designed and sequenced to support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a highly effective, evidence informed teacher, able to change the lives of the children you teach. It contains three overlapping components delivered through integrated strands.

  • Learning to teach
    • Professional Studies Programme
    • School Based Training Programme
  • Learning to teach a subject
    • Subject Immersion Programme
    • School Based Subject Training Programme
  • Learning to be a teacher
    • Professional Development Programme
    • PGCE Programme
    • Supported Self Study Programme

The professional studies programme is delivered by teaching experts some of whom work for national education organisations including the Education Endowment Foundation.

You will work closely with your YWTT geography tutor, an excellent teacher who will support your development throughout the course. They will meet with you weekly to gain a deep understanding of your specific needs and progress, allowing them to design and deliver bespoke intensive training placements in their school.

School placements are carefully structured to ensure the gradual development of your teaching across both primary Key Stages. Spending Monday to Thursday in school allows you to continually apply and refine your developing knowledge and skills. Your mentor in each placement school will support you daily, giving you regular formative feedback through observation and weekly mentor meetings. They also work closely with your tutor to design and deliver the school based training programme.

Our geography course covers all areas of the curriculum with subject immersion days supporting the development of subject specific pedagogy, with sessions including :

  • Safe and effective fieldwork
    • Geographical Information Systems

Geography helps pupils to explore and understand their planet – recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world.. Learning through geography, helps pupils to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, better informed, and more responsible. As a teacher of geography, you will be instrumental in the development of the next generation of global citizens.