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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 (see below)

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

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.

  • 100% of our School Direct graduates in 2016/17 were graded as good or outstanding.
  • The current OFSTED grading for ITT provision at LSBU is 'good'.
Employability

The School Direct programme at LSBU is a high quality intensive programme designed to prepare trainees for working in London schools.

  • 100% of our School Direct graduates in 2016/17 were graded as good or outstanding.
  • 100% of School Direct graduates in 2016/17 secured full-time employment upon completing the course.

Our School Direct partners

LSBU has built a growing network of links with schools which can offer places on a School Direct programme, we are currently working with:

We welcome candidates from independent schools. If you are interested in applying through an independent school please contact Andrew Read.

Fees and funding

Salaried or Training routes

The School Direct course can be taken through either Salaried or Training (Non-Salaried) routes. The route you will be on is jointly agreed between you and your school. If you are on a Salaried route, the payment of fees to LSBU is made by agreement between you and your employer (your school). If you're on the Training route, you pay your own fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk