Course Overview

When you choose to become a history teacher, it is essential that you are passionate about the subject with great knowledge and skills and the ability to engage students and explain concepts that can sometimes be difficult to understand.

History is a discipline that is ever-changing and exciting; to be able to teach it confidently you must stay updated with the latest historical happenings.

In the classroom, you will strive to educate students on where we came from, how history has shaped us over the years, how we are all connected, and where we are going in the future.

History teaches transferable skills that students can use in other subjects and also their upcoming careers.

When you teach History at secondary level, you will ensure that pupils:

  • Understand specified key events, periods, and societies in local, British and wider world history to develop and extend their knowledge
  • Engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past in order to investigate issues critically
  • Develop an awareness of why people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them
  • Can organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways and reach substantiated conclusions

Benefits of participating in a History teacher training course with us:

  • You will receive ongoing support from the globally-renowned York St John University
  • We are in partnership with an outstanding network of schools, with the added opportunity of being able to teach in sixth forms
  • To help support your year of teacher training, you may be eligible for funding
  • We are consistently rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted