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The School Direct Training Programme is open to graduates and we are offering 2 routes to QTS:

Salaried School Direct

Open to graduates with three or more years’ career experience post-degree and good honours degrees. Trainees will be employed as an unqualified teacher with a salary subsidised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, and paid from the lead school you train in.

Non-salaried School Direct and SCITT

Open to graduates fresh from university with good honours degrees. Trainees will pay a £9,250 fee for their training year but may be eligible for attractive bursaries from the National College for Teaching and Leadership dependent on subject and degree classification.

The course structure is the same irrespective of the route and you can expect to gain placements and training in schools within our partnership that have highly successful experience of initial teacher training (ITT). We are delighted to be part of St Joseph’s College, designated as the Cheshire Teaching School Hub, a centre of excellence for ITT (Initial Teacher Training).