As well as the PGCE, the PCP offers School Direct courses in partnership with CTSA (Catholic Teaching Schools Alliance).
School Direct offers you the opportunity to learn ‘on the job’. You will be placed in two schools and learn from experienced colleagues, putting your skills into practice from Day One. Our schools are located in Portsmouth, Southampton, Basingstoke, Aldershot, Farnborough and other areas of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.
When it comes to choosing a school, it is important that you are comfortable with its approach as well as location. Visits to schools are welcomed before you apply and we will be happy to put you in touch with people who have trained or been employed there.
- UCAS Provider Code: 1N4
- UCAS Salaried Course Code: 2FLK
- UCAS Tuition Fee Course Code: 2BFJ
- Course Length: 1 Year
- Start Date: September 2018
School Direct (Salaried)
People with at least three years of work experience can apply for a School Direct salaried place.
Trainees on the SD salaried programme are recruited and employed directly by schools, so the expectation is that you will be keen to take responsibility for a class relatively quickly.
If you are already working at a school or have an existing relationship with one and want to take the next step, you may wish to consider this route.
You will be given fifteen days of central training in addition to the coaching you will receive in school. The host school may be prepared to release you for further training. If you are offered an interview, you will be able to discuss this.
You will be paid a salary while you train but you won’t qualify for a bursary.
UCAS Salaried Course Code: 2FLK
School Direct (Tuition Fee)
Trainees on the SD tuition fee programme are not employed directly by schools. They are based in a host school and undertake a second placement in another school. The expectation is that you wish to train directly in a school. This will enable you to work and learn every day in a school and gain an immediate insight into what teaching involves.
This route provides fifteen days of central training in addition to the coaching you will receive in school. The host school may be prepared to release you for further training. You will be able to discuss this if you are offered an interview.
Training bursaries are available for this route.
UCAS Tuition Fee Course Code: 2BFJ