Taught course

School Direct Training Programmes (Primary)

University of Greenwich · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

Candidates must also:

  • Attend an interview
  • Pass pre-entry numeracy and literacy skills tests prior to commencing the programme
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening
  • (If applying for the School Direct Salaried Programme) Provide evidence of 3+ years' career experience, which does not have to be in an educational setting.

Recent experience of working with or observing children in a primary school classroom is encouraged.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a primary school teacher and make a positive impact on a child’s life with a School Direct programme.

School Direct involves schools working in partnership with accredited teacher training institutions to offer training routes to Qualified Teacher Status for outstanding teachers.

This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to teach across the primary age group (specialising in 3–7, 5–11 or 7–11 years). You'll develop an understanding of the National Curriculum and the learning needs of children, as well as the professional values you need to meet the demands of teaching.

We offer two School Direct routes into teaching - a salaried programme for graduates with three years' career experience, who will be employed as unqualified teachers, and a non-salaried route where you pay tuition fees and work towards a PGCE (with other sources of funding available). Both routes lead to the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status.

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