Taught course

School Direct (Secondary) - Jewish Education

London School of Jewish Studies

Entry requirements

  • Degree awarded by a UK Higher Education Institution (or recognised equivalent qualification).
  • At least a C grade in GCSE English and mathematics, or equivalent (a pass in an equivalency test from A* Equivalency https://astarequivalency.co.uk/ ).
  • You must have a strong subject knowledge in the subject you wish to teach at secondary level.

If your degree is from outside the UK, please contact UK NARIC to check if your qualifications are recognised in the UK.
Non UK residents: Please check you are eligible to work in the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

School Direct (Secondary) You will work in your chosen school full time (or part time as agreed with your host school) and be responsible for both planning and assessment of your classes.

The course includes:

  • bespoke 1-1 mentoring
  • fortnightly lectures
  • weekly observations
  • a swap to teach in a different partnership school
  • subject specific sessions (behaviour management, assessment techniques, differentiation in the classroom etc.)
  • general pedagogy sessions
  • a placement in another school
  • a primary school visit
  • a special needs school visit
  • a fortnightly shiur (talk) for Jewish Studies trainees
  • optional Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCert)

Fees and funding

UK students

Our School Direct courses cost £6,200.

Most School Direct trainees will be unsalaried with access to student loans which cover the tuition fee, maintenance loans and other types of financing.

Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Foreign Languages and Geography trainees with a First, 2:1, 2:2, Masters or PHD are usually also eligible for an untaxed Bursary (the amount for which is dependent on subject).

Trainees in Chemistry, Maths and Physics are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body (awarded in place of a Bursary). Each of the professional scholarship bodies sets its own eligibility criteria.

LSJS has additional support packages available for unsalaried Religious (Jewish) Studies trainees. Please contact us for details.

There may be a salaried route available for a very small number of our Religious (Jewish) Education and English trainees usually those who are already working for the school which they plan to train in; under this route the trainee receives an unqualified teacher salary, either paying for their own tuition fees from their salary (no student financing available) or having these paid for by their school.

Please see Get into Teaching for information on loans, financing, bursaries and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • BSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

The ideal candidate would have:

  • a desire to work within the secondary school sector.
  • the ability to work hard as part of a team and to inspire young people.
  • an ability to organise and manage themselves personally and professionally.
  • an understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding expectations.
  • strong communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • a commitment and passion for their chosen subject.
  • a proven track record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  • a high level of professionalism and discretion and have the ability to act as a role model for young people.

Course contact details

Suzanne Wayland