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Initial Teacher Training

In collaboration with over 50 partner schools and three universities we are training 64 trainees in 2017-18.  We hope to recruit well over 100 School Direct trainees for 2018-19.


Please click on the vacancies tabs above. These will give you access to our vacancy tables; dates for teacher training recruitment fairs and open days; information about how to apply (through UCAS); a simple explanation of the different routes into teaching, clarifying what ‘School Direct’ teacher training actually means and its advantages including the different salaried and unsalaried options; an explanation about different qualification outcomes; information about finance, entry requirements and links to all our partner school websites. 

All applications are made through UCAS which we anticipate will open for applications on 26 October 2017. Recruitment will continue throughout the academic year but some programmes have limited places and we advise you to apply promptly.


If you are a school considering involvement in School Direct with us, please click on the relevant school tab above, to understand more about why this is so popular with our schools; its particular advantage in terms of recruitment; what funding you receive; and what’s involved.