Taught course

School Direct Training Programmes (Primary)

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
  • Grade C at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science prior to application or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

As a motivating and engaging primary school teacher, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on a child's life.

School Direct is a route into teaching which involves schools working in partnership with accredited teacher training institutions, such as ours, 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.

The key focus of our School Direct programmes is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to teach across the primary age phase (electing to specialise within either the 3–7, 5–11 or 7–11 age range). During your training, you will develop an understanding of the National Curriculum and the learning needs of children. You will also develop the professional values and practice that you will require to meet the broad demands of teaching.

The quality of teacher training in primary education was rated as 'Outstanding' in Ofsted's report on our initial teacher education provision in 2016. "The high employment rates on both core and School Direct routes which support local needs" was identified by Ofsted as a key strength.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

020 8331 9000