School Direct

School Direct places are available in some of the best primary and secondary schools across England and programmes generally last for one year. Financial support is available throughout your training. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).  Somerset SCITT School Direct programme also includes a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).

Somerset SCITT are able to offer the following School Direct Programme:

  • School Direct Training Programme is for high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one.

The School Direct Training Programme, is open to all graduates, and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)

For 2018/19 we will be working with four School Direct partners:

Heathfield Community School, Taunton.  The application codes are: Provider: 232 (Heathfield) Course code: 2MKC (School Direct training route) 2RQM (School Direct salaried route)

Growing Expert Teachers Consortium (Golden Valley Primary School, North Somerset as lead school)  The application codes are:  Provider: 2AO (Golden Valley) Course code: 2S8T

For further information about this route, please visit the Golden Valley website

The Beach Teaching School Alliance (Bournville Primary, North Somerset as lead school) The application codes are:  Provider: 2DT Course code: 2YQN

For further information click here

Ventrus (The Duchy School, Devon as lead school) The application codes are: Provider: 2BF Course code: 32VP

For further information click here

Course Costs:
School Direct Training Programme £9000*
*funding may be available through Student Finance England to support you in undertaking this course.

Schools interested in participating in School Direct should visit the Department for Education’s School Direct page for more information.


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