Taught course

School Direct Training Programme (Secondary)

University of Greenwich · School of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A good honours degree (2.2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent in the relevant subject
  • GCSEs at grade C or above in English, mathematics and science or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Secondary school teachers don't just educate, they shape the futures of young adults.

The quality of teacher training in Secondary education was rated as "Good" in Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. "The strong pastoral role demonstrated by subject leaders and the accessibility and responsiveness to the needs of trainees. This results in confident NQTs who are well prepared to teach", the report found.

School Direct is a route into teaching which involves schools working in partnership with accredited teacher training institutions, to devise a training programme. We have a successful track-record of working with schools
to offer School Direct training routes to Qualified Teacher Status. Collectively we are committed to the development of outstanding teachers who have a transformative impact on learners' lives.

Places on our School Direct programme are open to all graduates and support the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • French.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

020 8331 9000