School Direct routes

School Direct student

The following School Direct routes will be available in schools working with the University of Hertfordshire in 2019-20:

  • School Direct (salaried) for trainees working in Early Years, Primary or Secondary settings.
  • School Direct (non-supported) for trainees working in Independent Schools or in schools without an allocation from NCTL.
  • School Direct (training) for trainees in Early Years, Primary or Secondary settings who are PGCE students at the University of Hertfordshire.

Primary School Direct routes

School Direct (salaried)

The University of Hertfordshire offers School Direct (Salaried) in the primary phase, which includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) plus an option to take 30 Masters level credits (Level 7). For students that opt-in to take 30 Masters level credits for 2019-20 there will be a charge of £665. This cost will be charged to the student and not the school.

Schools employ trainees during their training period as unqualified teachers.

The Department of Education provides funding towards the cost of the course and the salary of the trainee.

School Direct (training programme)

School Direct (training programme) in the primary phase involves studying for a Primary PGCE which includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters level credits (Level 7).

Trainees have a more gradual introduction into teaching than those on the salaried route, complemented by school led and campus based training.

Schools do not employ trainees, but are responsible with the University of Hertfordshire for their training.

Trainees have access to ITT bursaries and Student Loan Company finance if eligible.

Secondary School Direct routes

School Direct (salaried)

The University of Hertfordshire offers School Direct (Salaried) in the secondary phase (all subjects), which includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) plus an option to take 30 Masters level credits (Level 7). For students that opt-in to take 30 Masters level credits for 2019-2020 there will be a charge of £665. This cost will be charged to the student and not the school.

Schools employ the trainees during their training period as unqualified teachers.

The Department of Education provides funding towards the cost of the course and the salary of the trainee for some subjects.

School Direct (training programme)

School Direct (Training Programme) in the secondary phase involves studying for a Secondary PGCE which includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters level credits (Level 7).

Trainees have a more gradual introduction into teaching than on the salaried route, complemented by school led and campus based training.

Schools do not employ these trainees but are responsible with the University of Hertfordshire for their training.

Trainees have access to ITT bursaries and Student Loan Company finance if eligible.