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School-led training

A popular route into teaching for trainees who prefer to learn by hands-on experience, with teaching theory learnt throughout your placements. 

On a school-led route, you'll.....

  • receive a tax-free £26,000 bursary or £28,000 scholarship to train as a teacher, depending on your training subject and degree class or you could earn a salary
  • be in a school from day one learning from experienced teachers – this means you’ll spend more time in the classroom compared to the university-led route 
  • receive a combination of practical classroom teaching with theoretical learning throughout the academic year ensuring you become an effective teacher
  • gain experience in at least two contrasting schools
  • be awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) and most also provide a PGCE which is likely to carry with it Master’s-level credits; you should check the exact details of individual courses, such as if they offer a PGCE, on UCAS search 

To apply for a school-led route.....

  • you should first use UCAS search to find available school-led courses, they'll be referred to as a SCITT (school-centred initial teacher training) programme or School Direct training programme, you should use these terms when you search for courses 
  • applications are made via UCAS Teacher Training; apply promptly for teacher training 2018, before 31 July, and the UCAS application fee will be reduced from £24 to £1 

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You can call us on Freephone 0800 389 2500 between 8am and 8pm to discuss if school-led training is right for you.

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Compare the different routes into teaching (PDF)

You also have the opportunity to train on an accelerated programme or part-time over a longer period 

Find out more about a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)

 

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Derby

02 May 2018 16:30

This event in Derby will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Derby

Train to Teach University of Greenwich

24 May 2018 16:00

This event in London will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

London

Application Workshop York

24 April 2018 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

York

Application Workshop Oxford

24 April 2018 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Oxford