The School Direct Training Programme is aimed at high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. Financial support is available throughout your training via student loans and you may be eligible for a training bursary of up to £25,000 dependent upon your degree classification, subject and the age range you are training to teach. You will need to pay the tuition fees charged by the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider partnered with your school direct place.
Cornwall Teaching School works in partnership with accredited ITT providers (Cornwall SCITT and Cornwall SCITT Partnership (3-11) who help to deliver and quality assure the training and recommends the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the programme. Secondary/14-19 candidates will also study for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Cornwall SCITT and Cornwall SCITT Partnership are both outstanding providers of ITT with established local and national reputations for excellence. Between them they have trained almost 1000 teachers working in Cornish schools. The School Direct approach is modelled upon their success.
School Direct (non-salaried)
A School Direct non-salaried course means that the school works in partnership with a teacher training provider, such as a SCITT or a Higher Education Institution to provide you with a teaching qualification.
A secondary School Direct non-salaried course with the Cornwall SCITT would provide you with QTS plus a PGCE validated through the University of Cumbria on completion.
An early years or primary School Direct non-salaried course with Cornwall SCITT Partnership (3-11) would provide you with QTS qualification on completion.
Candidates who apply for these courses with Cornwall Teaching School would be placed at one of our partnership schools.