SCITT School Direct

The School Direct training programme is for graduates who want to train as part of the school team.


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  • Graduates looking for a school-centre route in to primary or early years teaching
  • This route is suitable for those with a wealth of classroom experience or other experience gained from another educational setting.
  • To undertake the PGTA route you will need to have a school who is willing to support and pay your salary for the duration of the programme.

Duration and Level

1 year, term time

Level 7

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institute or equivalent from NARIC
  • GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above

We accept applications from candidates who are currently studying for any of the above qualifications.

Conditional offers

Any offers made would be conditional on you meeting the entry requirements, which must be gained and proof of evidence provided by 31st August.

  • An enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding suitability to work with young people
  • Fitness to teach declaration
  • A reference demonstrating you are suitable to work with Children and Vulnerable adults


Finance Information

Standard tuition fees apply. You may be eligible for student finance to cover fees and maintenance.

Course Fees:

  • PGCE  £9,250

You may be eligible for student finance to cover the above fee. For further information please visit the following link –

Tuition Fees and Maintenance Loans:

Further financial support in the form of maintenance and tuition fee loans is available for all subjects, regardless of your qualifications.  Find out more about student loans on The website also gives details on additional support for learners on low incomes and who have caring responsibilities.

Other Financial Support:

Disabled Students students can apply for extra financial support through Disabled Students Allowances

How to apply - Ventrus

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School Direct Non-Salaried

Provider: Ventrus (The Duchy School)

Provider Code: 2BF

Course Code: 32VP

How to apply - The Beach

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Provider: The Beach (Bournville Primary School)

Provider Code: 2DT

Course Code: 2YQN

How to apply - Growing Expert Teachers

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Provider Code: 2AO

Course Code: 2S8T

How to apply - Axbridge Academy/Wessex Trust

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Provider: Axbridge Academy/Wessex Trust (Somerset SCITT)

Course Code: N663

How to Apply - Oak Partnership

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Provider: Oak Partnership (Somerset SCITT)

Course Code: R230