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School Direct Salaried

The ‘Salaried’ programme is an employment based programme that leads to the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). A grant is provided by the government to subsidise an unqualified teacher salary (supporting school required) and to cover training costs.

As a primary provider our programmes cover the 3 - 11 age phase and you can select either our 3 - 9 age range programme (covering early years, key stage one and lower key stage two with additional training in EYFS) or our 5 - 11 age range programme (covering key stages one and two).

There will be the option to transfer to the Post-Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship - click here to read more.

  • Award of QTS
  • Tuition fees covered by government grant
  • A salary while you train - your main placement school will employ you as an unqualified teacher for the year (most successful applications are supported by a school)
  • Gradual increase of teaching hours over a year
  • Weekly professional studies sessions
  • Expectation of employment within the host school or partnership
  • If you have a ‘B’ grade or above for A-level Mathematics (or equivalent) then you are eligible to a larger grant and additional training in the subject. To see full details of our ’Primary with Mathematics’ programme, please click here.

Am I eligible?

We are looking for people with the desire and passion to challenge and inspire children. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, resilience and determination are essential qualities. A number of our partnership schools will be seeking potential salaried candidates and will be advertising expressions of interest through their websites.The majority of successful applications are supported by a school and existing relationships are in place.

To apply for a place on our School Direct Salaried programme there are entry requirements.

Use our checklist below:

GCSE passes or equivalent, at Grade C (or new grade 4) or above in English, Maths and Science
First degree 
Met the required competency in the Fundamental Skills for English and mathematics ... click here for more information
Confirmed school support – most salaried applicants already have the backing of a school. You can apply without a school but an offer will only be made following successful pairing with an employing school. SSF SCITT operate a 'salaried reserve list' for successful applicants and will contact schools on your behalf.

Year at a glance


Weekly programme of:

4 days in a host school (including school based training release time) 

1 day Professional Studies



Weekly programme cont'd...

There is a second school experience during the spring




Teaching practice at your host school (5 days pw).

Final assessment
Award of QTS



Funding, Bursaries and Tuition Fees

If you are accepted on to the School Direct salaried programme you will be employed as an unqualified teacher for the period of your training.

Tuition Fees

There are no tuition fees for the salaried programme. You are not eligible for student loans.

Training Bursaries

Bursaries are not available to trainees undertaking the School Direct Salaried programme.


Surrey South Farnham SCITT is committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children.