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University-led teaching qualifications

  • Apply through UCAS using codes on the University website
  • Two placement schools
  • Course leads to a PGCE and QTS qualification

School-led teaching qualifications

  • Apply directly to a school through UCAS
  • One lead school, although you will spend time in a second school
  • Course leads to QTS and some include: PGCE


Both courses last for one year and schools direct have two associated pathways

  • Tuition Fee: School Direct Programme (Non-Salaried)
    • You will be required to pay tuition fees
  • Salaried – School Direct Programme
    • School will pay your tuition fee
    • You will receive a salary of the school’s discretion


Courses: Art and Design, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Drama, English, History, Mathematics, MFL, Geography, Music, PE, RE, Sciences and Physics in Mathematics