School Direct (salaried)
If you're a graduate and have been working for around three years, School Direct (salaried) courses are available exclusively for you. On this school-led option, you're selected directly by the school or partnership of schools you apply to – and you'll earn a salary during your training. Schools recruit you as a trainee with a job in mind just for you.
School Direct (salaried) courses normally take a year to complete. This is a great choice if you want to stay in the world of work, as you’ll be employed as an unqualified teacher during your training while you learn ‘on the job’.
As a School Direct (salaried) trainee, you’ll be surrounded by experienced teachers and mentors to support you from the start.
The principles of academic rigour on School Direct (salaried) are the same as on university-led courses, too. Most School Direct courses also include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and/or master’s-level credits – you can check the exact details of individual courses on the UCAS teacher training site.