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Entry requirements

Degree - Minimum of 2:2 or equivalent

GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathemathics, plus science for teaching primary.

A minimum of 15 days experience in the last three years, five of which must be in a primary/secondary classroom.

Professional skills tests - English and Mathemathics.

Months of entry


Course content

We are pleased to be working in partnership with a number of teaching school alliances and independent schools on the new government led initiative that puts schools and trainees at the heart of the teacher training process, School Direct.

Some School Direct places are “salaried”. For full details please visit the Department of Education website (just follow the ‘Get into Teaching’ link in the middle of the page). You will also find a list of our partnership schools and how to apply under the Key Information tab.

Visit for full details about School Direct

Fees and funding

If you are changing career and are a graduate with three or more years' experience of working life, then you can apply to the School Direct Training Programme (salaried). You will receive a salary on the unqualified teachers scale and the school that selects you will have a job in mind just for you.

All other graduates will be able to apply to the School Direct Training Programme, and could be eligible for a big tax-free bursary of up to £30,000. Bursaries are dependent on the subject you want to teach and the degree class that you hold.

There will be one single application system for School Direct places in 2016/17 through UCAS. You will be able to apply to lead schools and search for places by School Direct strand, school name, subject, phase or location.

This information was correct at time of entry, please visit for current information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Kate Brimacombe
01752 636700 x5714