School Direct

School Direct

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

We are no longer accepting applications for 2017-18

Hillsview Academy with Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)

Hillsview Academy are working with  AET to offer School Direct training places

*Successful applicants will be placed at Hillsview Academy

 Apply For a School Direct Place

Financial Information

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.

Financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2017/18 by subject:


For further information regarding the financial support available to you please click here 

For more information on School Direct please click here

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