Entry requirements

■The Department for Education promotes entry in to teaching to attract Graduates with degree classes normally at 2:1 or above, schools are encouraged to select participants on this basis. You will also be required to have a minimum of GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics (and Science for Primary). You must have your GCSEs in place prior to applying for School Direct. ■If you are thinking of applying for a teacher training course, you will need to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course. The following link provides more information on the Skills Tests ■You will also need a DRB (Disclosure and Barring Service) check as a 'Trainee School Teacher' and meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental 'Fitness to Teach'. ■Schools take the lead in interviewing and selecting candidates, but all School Direct candidates must also meet the standard entry requirements of the University, and be approved by the University.

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 www.education.gov.uk (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 www.marjon.ac.uk 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 £20,000. 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 www.marjon.ac.uk for current information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Kate Brimacombe
01752 636700 x5714