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QTS School Direct (tuition fee funded)

QTS School Direct (tuition fee funded)

Age range 5 - 11


Course Overview:

This is a non-salaried School-Based Initial Teacher Training route to gain Qualified Teacher Status, specialising in the age range 5 - 11 years (Primary) There is an option to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) through our partnership with Birmingham City University.


These are tuition fee funded routes; fees for 2021/22 are £8400 for QTS only and £9250 for the PGCE with QTS .


Once trainees have accepted a place on this training programme, they can apply to the Student Loans Company for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their training. Trainees may also be entitled to a tax-free training bursary which is determined by their degree class. For further information, please visit and search for 'teacher training bursaries'.


Trainees on a tuition fee route will also be required to cover the cost of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application; a prerequisite for working in schools.


Duration: 10 months (September - June), full time.


Start date: September 2022


Course codes:

Institution Code: 289

QTS only (DFE Apply code 2RXG)

PGCE with QTS (DFE Apply code 2RXQ)


Why Choose School Direct?

All our courses 'immerse' trainees in school from day one.  The training blends academic study with practical experience to develop outstanding teachers who demonstrate excellent pedagogical practice and professional conduct.


Being in school for the whole academic year will enable you to:

  • Work alongside expert practitioners on a daily basis

  • Further develop subject knowledge across the curriculum

  • Enjoy regular interaction with children as they develop and progress

  • Gain experience of formal assessment procedures

  • Refine classroom organisation and management practice

  • Develop communication with parents/carers
  • Develop your behaviour management strategies

  • Experience all aspects of a teaching role 

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