School Direct - school-led teacher training

Train to Teach information evening at Maiden Erlegh School on 01 March 2017.   Download flyer here

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-led route into teaching leading to qualified teaching status (QTS).  Our programmes also lead to an academic postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) which counts as 60 credits towards a master's degree.  For salaried programmes, a QTS only programme is offered but PGCE may be agreed.

Applications for School Direct places at Maiden Erlegh School and at our alliance partners must be made through UCAS Teacher Training

Find current vacancies on UCAS Teacher Training; search for Maiden Erlegh Teaching School Alliance, provider code, 1Y1. 

Subjects for entry in 2017-18:

School Direct Tuition Fee:  

business studies, biology, chemistry, physics, computing, design and technology (product design), drama, English, geography, history, mathematics, modern langauges (French, German, Spanish), physical education, religious education, primary.

School Direct Salaried:  

chemistry, mathematics

Entry requirements may be found elsewhere on our website School Direct - ITT programmes on UCAS.

Ensure you understand the impact of NCTL recruitment controls on our vacancies and that subject recruitment may close at different times for different subjects throughout the application cycle.  In 2015-16 application year, PE closed in December, history in January, primary in February.  We recommend you apply early in the cycle.  Further information UCAS.

The University of Reading is the awarding body for most of our School Direct PGCE (incl. QTS) programmes.  The University’s website contains comprehensive information and hosts regular meetings to explain School Direct and other routes into initial teacher training.

UCL Institute of Education is the awarding body for our School Direct PGCE (incl. QTS) in business studies and in religious education.  IoE hosts a programme of information events for those interested in School Direct.


Train to Teach information evening at Maiden Erlegh School on 01 March 2017.   Download flyer here