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School Direct (Education) - QTS


University of Birmingham School of Education

Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time

About the course

This initial teacher training programme enables lead schools to choose the provider they want to work with. These schools play a key role in recruiting and selecting trainees and they work with the University to provide a high-quality training programme at Primary or Secondary level.

The School Direct route leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at Primary level and PGDipEd with QTS at Secondary level. Applicants apply direct to a lead school and undertake their placements within the lead school’s partnership. Partnerships may include a mix of primary, secondary and special schools.

Why train with us?

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering ITE courses. Its

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Entry Requirements

All applicants to Intial Teacher Education programmes must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution. Please view the Postgraduate Diploma Primary Education webpage or Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education webpage for details of entry requirements.


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