School-Led Initial Teacher Training

School Direct Training Route

Open to all graduates who meet the minimum entry requirements. School direct training routes are available in both Secondary and Primary phases.

You are strongly advised to check the entry requirements prior to application.  If in doubt, please contact us.

Funded by tuition fees (£9250) paid by the trainee directly. You will be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee loans and scholarships where applicable.

For Training Bursaries information, visit the Department for Education website. The training programme will be for one academic year and is a full-time programme.

EMAIL: for information or general enquiries about the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance.

Subjects Available in Training Route (Secondary)

  • Art & Design
  • Biology / Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology / Food and Product Design
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

Subjects Available in Training Route (Primary)

  • Primary General: aged 5 to 11 years
  • Primary General with Maths: aged 5 to 11 years
  • Primary General with SEND: aged 5 to 11 years
  • Primary Early Years: aged 3 to 7 years

Application Process

Important information on how we select our trainees.

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