School Direct

Training and Salaried Programme

We offer a number of School Direct training and salaried places in partnership with Lead Schools.

School Direct Training Route (Primary)

School Direct Salaried Route (Primary)

Secondary Teacher Training (training)

Entry Requirements for 2019

  • UK honours degree or a recognised equivalent;
  • GCSE Grade 4 or above (Grades A*-C before 2017) in English, mathematics and science;
  • Satisfactory DBS check and Occupational Health Clearance (these will be conducted if you are offered and accept a place on the course); and
  • Recent classroom experience in the relevant phase.

School Direct Training - Key features

  • The course begins in September when you will be required to attend Kingston University although you may be expected to attend your placement school prior to this. Please liaise with the Lead School contact for further information.
  • The structure of the course is the same as PGCE Primary or Secondary mainstream which means you will spend your time between schools and the University.

What you will study

  • The Professional Practice module includes a taught element at university and your two contrasting school experience placements made up of 120 days in schools. Your practical experience will be assessed against the Teachers' Standards. Mentors within the school and your university tutors will provide training, support and guidance.
  • The Reflective Professional masters module will enable you to develop your understanding of the importance of reflective practice in teaching and how to use frameworks of reflection to identify issues and develop solutions in your teaching.
  • The Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Professionalism for teachers masters module will enable you to understand the wider research and policy debates around teaching and learning as well as developing your ability to use research in your teaching practice.
  • You will be awarded the Qualified Teacher Status and PGCE with 60 masters level credits upon successful completion of the programme. Your 60 PGCE credits can be imported into our Master of Research in Education (MRes) allowing you to continue study towards a full masters level degree.

How do I apply and what will it cost

School Direct Salaried Key features

  • You will only need to attend the enrolment session at Kingston University but all other times will be spent in your home and second school.
  • Your training will be provided according to the school's approval training plan.
  • You will be awarded the Qualified Teacher Status upon successful completion of the programme.
  • As a School Direct salaried trainee, you will receive an unqualified teacher's salary as an employee of the school which means you do not qualify for financial support.

Contact us


Telephone: 020 8417 5145

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