What will I learn?


The School Direct Training Programme is school-led initial teacher training. School Direct is available in primary and secondary schools across England and offers a training route to achieving qualified teacher status (QTS). Through our partnerships, there are training places available in a range of areas.


We offer a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops, independent study and school-based training. Assessments include written assignments with strong links between theory and practice.

Careers & Further Study

The teaching profession has a well-structured career pathway which moves progressively from initial teacher training through to newly qualified (NQT) status to qualified teacher. On passing your induction year, your career can escalate through to Leading Teachers, a Deputy Head teacher, and perhaps a Headteacher. Or you may decide to focus on other roles such as SEND Co-ordinator and also further develop your postgraduate studies to a full Masters.

Which department am I in?

School of Teacher Development

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (14,45,476) per year
This fee for PGCE Primary and Secondary Programmes (including Non-salaried School Direct).

This is a fixed fee
Start date

6 September 2021


Bishop Grosseteste University



LN1 3DY, England

Entry requirements

For international students

For all School Direct specialisms you will normally need: GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at the time of application. A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above; please see below for the degree subject requirements for individual specialisms. (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application); Experience - please see below information below; Declaration of Health; DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure. A minimum requirement of IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all four components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.