Teacher Specialist Subject Training (TSST)

Teacher Specialist Subject Training (TSST) is offered to school partners and Teaching School Alliance hubs. It is highly flexible training offered to QTS participants who: 

  • Want to refresh their knowledge to teach (or learn to teach) a particular subject
  • Are returning after a career break, and need to refresh and update their subject knowledge and pedagogical practice
  • Are new to teaching a subject directly, and want to build confidence to teach it
  • Are teaching any relevant GCSE subject, and desire to improve specific subject skills in maths, physics or MFL (Spanish, German or French) 

This course offers a unique opportunity for you to further your CPD qualifications through completing ONE FREE and additional, significantly price reduced, practitioner-focused modules on our TSST programme. Modules can be combined to use as you wish, for example, you could undertake a Master's in Teaching and Learning at Birmingham City University, join our taught MA Education (MAEd) programme or progress to other university Level 7 programmes with APL (Assessment of Prior Learning). 

Programme Options 

Option One - Full Programme

  • We manage the whole TSST programme of subject and pedagogic knowledge in each subject, plus TSST end of year QA and one free MTL module for each participant. 

Option Two - Bespoke / Ad Hoc Workshops

  • Face-to-face workshops (e.g. twilight sessions) 

Option Three - End of Programme Quality Assurance

  • TSST end of year quality assurance review 

Option Four - Master's (Credit Bearing) Study Opportunities through TSST

  • TSA hubs can access one free 20 credit module towards a Master's in Teaching and Learning (MTL)

How to apply

For more information about how to apply for TSST please get in touch with Beverly Cole, Senior Lecturer and TSST Programme Lead: