PGCE School Direct Secondary at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

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Course summary

School Based (School Direct) is a delivered in partnership with schools. The key feature of this course is that the majority of the year is spent on placement working alongside experienced colleagues in schools. The course aims to harness the knowledge and experience of school colleagues in the delivery of courses, working in partnership with the experience of accredited ITT providers such as universities. Schools, and the mentors within them, provide the vast majority of the training. Schools benefit by being more directly involved in student recruitment and the delivery of the course. This is a cross phase course, you can study within the primary or secondary phase. The course takes one academic year to complete. There are two School Based courses, School Based (School Direct) (Salaried) and School Based (School Direct) (Training) (sometimes called non-salaried). It is important that you are clear which of these courses your school is offering as it will affect your funding for the course (see Fees and Finance below).

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

International applicants

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/international/international.aspx Positions on the Salaried School Direct route are open to international students.

Entry requirements

Degree at 2.2 or above in a subject relevant to subject specialism. Relevant work experience or work based qualifications can be considered where degree is in an alternative subject. GCSEs, grade C/4 in English and maths. Passing the national skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Students applying for the salaried strand would usually be expected to have a minimum of three years' work experience in any profession.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
PGCE School Direct Secondary at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS