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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Think critically and reflectively about contemporary issues in education.
  • Engage with a supportive network of Teach First partners and ambassadors.
  • Develop specific interests further by applying concepts taught to own areas of interest and research.
  • Be empowered to develop, influence and lead practice and policy for your current or future positions.
On this course, you'll learn to think about education differently. You'll develop specific, authoritative interests as an educator, and be empowered to influence or lead practice and policy. The course will enable you to develop competence, resilience and knowledge — allowing you to become a highly employable professional. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. At the beginning of their programme of study all participants will be offered induction and ongoing support sessions. Participants will be introduced to ways of accessing and making optimum use of ICT and Learning Centre support and resources, as well as other sources of student support. Three days of lectures and seminars, timed to correspond with arising participant need, support the introduction and design of the project, mid-review and pre-submission. Ongoing supervisory support allocated by specialism is provided. You learn through:
  • tutor-led seminars, workshops, participant-led activities, group and peer discussion, self-directed study, reading and reflection
  • digital resources including the Blackboard VLE which enables participants to interact with content covered in modules and to support peer learning
  • resources and support offered by Student Learning Services, including the Learning Centre.
  • work-based learning
Applied learning - Live projects You will be encouraged to establish an authoritative voice founded on a broad and deep knowledge base, drawing on theoretical and research literature, policy practice guidance and practitioner networks. This theoretical knowledge will link to your own experience within your educational context. You will be encouraged to take a reflective, critical approaching to your own practice.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Collaborative Learning And Development Extending Impact And Influencing Others Teach First Leadership Project

Assessment method


Entry requirements

A PGDE Leadership in Learning (Teach First) or other PGDE Teach First qualification or A PGCE Teach First or other PGCE Teach First qualification. Entrants with PGCE Teach First will be required to complete an additional two modules: Collaborative Learning and Development and Extending Impact and Influencing Others.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Currently applications for the September 2022 start of this course are only open to home students. Please see our online prospectus for further details. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Leadership in Learning (Teach First) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS