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). School Direct programmes may also include 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.

Somerset SCITT are able to offer you to take the option of gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development whilst you undertake you School Direct Programme.

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 2016/17 we will be working with two 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:

Course Costs:
School Direct Training Programme £8000/£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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