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School Direct Tuition Fee QTS

This is a fee-paying programme open to graduates and leads to the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

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 is an option to complete this with an additional post-graduate qualification click here for more information.

  • Award of QTS
  • £8,680 tuition fees (2021-22)
  • Student loan available to cover fees and maintenance (repayable when employed)
  • Gradual increase of teaching hours over a year
  • Weekly professional studies sessions
  • Expectation of employment within the partnership
  • Free professional starter kit worth £350 - click here
  • Maths and Science Award worth £1,000 -  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.

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

Use our checklist below:

GCSE passes or equivalent, at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above in English, maths and science
A degree or equivalent international qualification... click here to see the ITT entry criteria
Met the required competency in the Fundamental Skills for English and mathematics ... click here for more information

Year at a glance


Weekly programme of:

3 days in a host school
1 day school based training
1 day Professional Studies


Weekly programme cont'd...

Six week placement in a second school - new age range


Teaching practice at your host school.

Final assessment
Award of QTS




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