Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST)

What is TSST?

TSST is a government-funded initiative designed to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and those returning to the profession. The scheme aims to raise the quality and availability of teaching expertise in shortage subjects.

Trinity TSA currently offers fully funded TSST programmes for eligible candidates in Maths, Physics and Spanish.

Am I eligible for TSST at Trinity TSA?

For the purposes of TSST, non-specialists are teachers who have not undertaken initial teacher training in the TSST subject they want to teach.

You are eligible for TSST if you are:

  • a non-specialist teacher currently teaching maths, physics or Spanish (either full time or in addition to your own specialism)
  • non-specialist teachers who could potentially teach mathematics, physics or Spanish as – or in addition to – your main subject
  • a teacher wanting to return to the profession.

Further information on eligibility is available here.