School Direct is a Government initiative, providing school-led teacher training in close collaboration with universities, with the expectation that employment will be secured in training schools. These routes are offered in both Primary and Secondary Education. Over 98% of our trainees at The University of Wolverhampton go on not only to secure employment, but remain in teaching, with many quickly moving on to promoted posts.
There are two different School Direct programmes which lead to recommendation to NCTL for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) that we offer:
The School Direct Tuition (PGCE) route is for graduates who are looking to secure training at a specific partnership school whilst following a PGCE programme. This route allows you to apply to one of our partnership schools who will organise your placements and provides University and school-based training. Successful completion of this route will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 60 credits at Master’s level. that can be used towards our Masters degree in education. Trainees are responsible for tuition fees and are entitled to bursaries and student loans.
The School Direct Salaried route is for graduates and ideally suited to career changers. This route allows you to apply to one of our partnership schools for your training year, where you will be employed as a full-time member of staff, subject to employment regulations and attend training sessions with theoretical underpinning. Whilst training you will usually receive, from your emplying school an unqualified teacher's salary. Successful completion of this route will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 20 credits at Master’s level. that can be used towards our Masters degree in education.
School Direct applicants must fulfil national ITT and University of Wolverhampton entry criteria.
Our School Direct Routes lead to reccomendation to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Primary and Secondary Education. Find out about the current School Direct places we have avaliable in Primary and the subject/places we on offer in Secondary.
View our Preparing for Initial Teacher Training Application and Interviews advice document.
“The quality of training reflects the strengths of the partnership and how the relevant expertise of mentors and tutors is deployed skilfully”. (Ofsted, 2013)
Centre-based teacher training takes place at the Institute of Education, Walsall campus, with some specialist sessions taking place at partner schools.
School-based teacher training takes place at one of our partnership schools. This includes schools located in the following areas:
Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Wolverhampton and Walsall.
For any enquiries about School Direct please e-mail email@example.com