School Direct

Our Primary and Secondary programmes are School Direct non-salaried training routes.

What is School Direct?

School Direct programmes allow you to learn on the job as you work towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation.

School direct courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and the majority of these training programmes also include a PGCE qualification, but not all do. If gaining a PGCE is important to you, check before applying

Our School Direct programmes are one year Initial Teacher Training programmes (Sept-July) the trainee teacher spends the majority of the time within a school setting.  Our courses bring together the breadth of expertise from within all of our partner schools.

School Direct programmes are popular with students who are hoping to gain a position in their placement school following their training (there is no guarantee of this). Although your training is based in a school, they’re not your employers.  

School direct is the perfect way to gain invaluable, practical hands-on experience and learn from highly experienced, practising teachers and leaders in education. 

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