The School Direct course is a full-time, one year course leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and, as with the SCITT programme, it also offers the opportunity to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with the University of Hull.
*Please note, the expectation of employment with School Direct places is not a guarantee of employment
The main difference between SCITT and School Direct is how the places are allocated- School direct places are allocated directly to the school whereas SCITT places are allocated directly to accredited training providers (e.g. Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership). School Direct schools can then choose to handle all of their own recruitment and training or they can work with a training provider to manage this.
In our case RCTTP works very closely with our School Direct partner schools throughout recruitment and School Direct trainees are trained alongside those on the SCITT programme, there is no difference between the training and qualifications received on either programme.
School Direct Partner schools
Sacred Heart Secondary
Sacred Heart Secondary is the Lead School for a consortium of primary and secondary schools in Redcar and Cleveland working in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership to provide teacher training places through School Direct.
*Successful applicants could be placed in Sacred Heart or one of the other schools in the partnership
For 2019/20 we will be offering place in:
Primary (Key Stage 1 and 2)
Secondary (Key Stage 3 and 4) following subjects only:
- MFL (French)
The tuition fees for the School Direct programme are £9,000. You are able to access student loans to pay fees in the same way as you would when completing a PGCE at a University. Tax free bursaries are also available for some subjects and vary depending on the level of degree a trainee has.
There are financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses
For further information regarding the financial support available to you please click here
For more information on School Direct please click here