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Preparing you for life as a teacher

Want to be prepared for life as a teacher?

Want hands-on training in the classroom, as well as academic teaching at university?

Then our course (also known as the School Direct route) could be right for you...

Our 1-year postgraduate course trains you to teach in one of the following:

The gold standard in teaching qualifications

Our course provides you with three qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
  • 60 or 120 Masters' credits.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

PGCE and PGDE are seen as the gold standards of teaching qualifications, providing the academic foundation for your learning, combined with hands-on experience in the classroom.

How does our training prepare you for life as a teacher?

In school experience is the most valuable thing as a trainee teacher, giving you more confidence. You get direct contact with good practitioners and schools, and a network of professionals who will do anything they can for you to be successful on this course".

STSA trainees (class of 2018)

Qualified Teacher Status

Teach across the globe!

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) is recognised in most state schools in England, and also British Schools Overseas (BSO), plus many other international schools as far afield as Turkey, Thailand or even Madagascar!

A high level of support

A whole team here to support you

Our team are ready to help you throughout the course. You will also have a your own school-based mentor in your placement schools, as well as a university tutor. Everyone is here to help you become the outstanding teacher you have the potential to be".

Bursaries & Funding