There are two School Direct routes:
- School Direct Training Programme - Fee-paying
- School Direct Training Programme – Salaried
In 2020-21 Berkshire Teaching Alliance is offering places on the School Direct Training Programme for both salaried and fee-funded trainees.
Find out about available places
Funding for School Direct Programmes:
- Our tuition fees for our programmes to gain QTS will be £7250.
- Our tuition fees for our programme to gain PGCE with QTS will be £9250.
You may be eligible for a tax free bursary or scholarship to support your training. Bursaries are available of £6000 to trainees on primary with maths courses with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent. These funding streams are dependent on the phase/subject in which you are training and your qualifications. A high degree classification will allow you access to extra bursary funding. A Masters or PhD could also ensure you receive further funding. Full details regarding bursaries and scholarships can be found on the Teaching Agency website:
In addition you could also apply for a student loan to support tuition fees through student finance: