Taught course

School Direct (Salaried): Music

UCL - University College London · Institute of Education
QTS/Teacher Training

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject is required. Salaried route students are DBS and health checked by their school, who notify us when this has been done. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Teacher Training. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The School Direct Programme (Salaried) is an employment-based route into teaching at both primary and secondary levels. Participating schools, or clusters of schools that join together, are allocated a set number of student-teacher places which can be applied for. Students will earn a salary while they train.

Founded in 1902, as a teacher training college in London, the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-class research and teaching institute, with all initial teacher training programmes are recognised by Ofsted as outstanding.

Our central location in the historic Bloomsbury region means that you are in the heart of London, and our students benefit from all the resources and opportunities that London has to offer. There are over 60 schools and colleges in the Greater London area and beyond participating in the School Direct (Salaried) programme. For secondary training, each of these offers student-teacher places in at least one National Curriculum subject area, and many of them have places across a broad range of subjects.

IOE graduates are highly sought-after in schools and colleges throughout London and the UK. The training our you receive from a participating school in your chosen specialism will enable you to become a skilled and confident teacher.

Full-time: 1 year;

Qualification and course duration

QTS/Teacher Training

full time
12 months


The programme is delivered via a series of lectures and workshop at the IOE for 15 days (10 days' Professional Studies and five days’ subject-specific training) spread over the autumn and spring terms. The placement schools are responsible for providing an additional 45 days of training activities, alongside the practical teaching experience. Students are assessed on their practical teaching and their progress in achieving the standards for Qualified Teacher Status by gathering evidence in the form of a portfolio.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214