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School Direct General Primary PGCE with QTS  

Get Into Teaching With Us and Shape a Generation 

Participating trainees will be able to acquire significant real life experience of the profession through being placed in Early Years, Primary and Specialist school settings throughout their training period. 

This route allows trainees to build relationships with stakeholders and learn from outstanding practitioners who will be on hand to offer guidance and support throughout the course. Trainees will also receive specilaist Masters level input from dedicated University of Cumbria Staff. 


  • Make a real difference EVERYDAY 
  • Bring the best out in a child 
  • Fulfilling career
  • Job satisfaction 
  • Opportunities for progression 

The everyonelearning@ Teaching Partnership School Direct course lasts one year and trainees train in at least two good or outstanding schools. 

School Direct trainees will be a part of the team from the very start, receiving extensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. 

Entry requirements  

Read the entry requirements here

Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours. 

You also need the following GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent qualifications: 

  • English 
  • Maths 
  • Science if you want to teach primary 

You may be able to show you meet the standard in another way if you do not have these GCSEs. 

School Direct trainees are eligible for training bursariesand can apply for the same financial support such as student loans.  

School Direct courses result in qualified teacher status (QTS), and award a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). 

Guaranteed Support to Secure Future Employment 

In many cases, at the end of the training period, those undertaking the programme continue to work in the school or school group where they train. 


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School Direct General Primary
PGCE with QTS  

Get Into Teaching With Us and Shape a Generation 

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Course Code 2A1

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