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School Direct

School Direct

If you’re looking for school-based training, School Direct is the option for you. With School Direct you’re selected by a school from day one. Your school, which could be among the best in the country, will have a job in mind just for you.

schools directSchool Direct places are available in some of the best primary and secondary schools across England and programmes generally last for one year. Financial support is available throughout your training. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS), and may also include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

There are two School Direct training options:

  • The School Direct Training Programme is for high-quality graduates who want to feel part of a school team whilst training. You’ll pay fees but may be eligible for a bursary of up to £20,000 or a scholarship of £25,000 to support you.
  • The School Direct Training Programme (salaried) is an employment-based route for high-quality experienced graduates with at least three years’ work experience. You will earn a salary while you train.

To learn more about school-led routes into teaching, visit the UCAS Teacher Training website

How to Apply

Applications for initial teacher training (ITT) courses starting in 2014 are made via a system administered by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS Teacher Training is the new portal through which you can apply for postgraduate ITT, including university-led and school-led routes such as the School Direct Training Programme.

Before making your application you should register with us online, or on freephone 0800 389 2500. You will receive a tailored programme of advice and updates to help you make the best application you can.

Sir Thomas Abney Primary School is also a member of the Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance. For further information about HTSA please click here.