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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 to start teacher training this September and your application fee will be reduced to £1 - your application will also be fast tracked and you’ll receive a decision within 20 working days

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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)

 

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Application Workshop Manchester

15 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Manchester

Application Workshop Bristol

20 September 2018 17:00

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Bristol

Application Workshop Birmingham

22 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Birmingham

Application Workshop London

29 September 2018 09:30

If you're looking to make the perfect start to your teacher training application, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

London