Entry requirements

  • - UK or equivalent degree (Lower Second Class or above). This may be in any subject; it does not have to be a National Curriculum subject; and - GCSE (Grade C or above) or equivalent qualification in English, maths and science; and - A positive reference that highlights candidate's suitability to become a teacher; and - A written personal statement. **Additional requirements** Applicants for this course must also meet the following additional entry requirements: All entrants to ITE courses are required to undergo both an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), and an Occupational Health check before they can be admitted to a course. LSBU pays for both of these checks. Once you accept an offer from us, we will provide you with guidance on how to apply for your DBS and OH checks. An applicant with a criminal record is not automatically prevented from becoming a teacher. For more information on the DBS and their enhanced checks call them on 0870 90 90 811 or visit the Gov.uk website.

Months of entry


Course content

School Direct is an employment based model of teacher education where you will gain qualified teacher status as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). School Direct involves schools working in partnership with LSBU to deliver the training. You'll be based in your school, but supported by LSBU throughout. School Direct gives schools opportunities to design bespoke training and greater control over recruitment and selection. School Direct at LSBU The School Direct programme at LSBU is a high quality intensive programme designed to prepare trainees for working in London schools. School Direct Partners We will be working with the following School Direct partners:

The Gipsy Hill Federation (training and salaried opportunities)

The Merton Special Teaching Alliance (training and salaried opportunities)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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