What is Schools Direct

There are two School Direct routes:

  1. School Direct Training Programme - Fee-funded
  2. School Direct Training Programme – Salaried

In 2018-19 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:

  1. Our tuition fees for our programmes to gain QTS will be £7250.
  2. 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. 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: