Schools Direct (salaried)

School Direct (salaried) allows you to learn ‘on the job’ and earn a salary while you train towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

QUICK FACTS
STUDYFULL TIME 12-MONTHS
TEACHING QUALIFICATIONSQUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS (QTS)
Optional: PGCE
FEES & FUNDINGSALARIED TRAINING / NO FEES

This route is available for both primary and secondary teaching, and is run by individual schools or a group of schools.

  • Trainees who opt for a School Direct (salaried) training programme are employed as an unqualified teacher while they learn on the job. In some cases, this may be a school the trainee is already working at or has an existing relationship with.
  • If you decide to apply for a School Direct (salaried) training programme, one of your references must be from an employer. If you’re self-employed and unable to provide a reference from a former employer, your referee should be someone who knows you from work, who can comment on your work and suitability for teaching.
  • Some schools may consider part-time placements – you’ll need to approach a school directly if you’d like to be considered for a part-time placement. This year, on the School Direct (salaried) route, some schools are offering part-time or abridged programmes.
  • If your degree subject doesn’t link closely to your chosen teaching subject, you may still be able to apply for a School Direct (salaried) programme by undertaking a subject knowledge enhancement course. You may be asked to take an SKE course as a condition of your offer before you start your initial teacher training programme.
  • e-Qualitas also offer an optional integrated PGCE qualification as part of this teacher training route.