Initial Teacher Training


NQT manager


The HTSA are going to use NQT manager in the coming year in response the large uptake from schools and the requests from Secondary schools to use the system. 


School Direct


School Direct is available in primary and secondary schools across England and programmes generally last for one year. Some schools may offer training on a part-time basis; you should contact your chosen school to discuss this. Successful completion of a School Direct course will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). School Direct programmes may also include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

In order to help tailor training to your skills and experience, there are two separate School Direct training options:

• School Direct Training Programme is available to high-quality graduates. You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £25,000 to support you while you train.

• School Direct Training Programme (salaried) is an employment-based route available to high-quality graduates with at least three years’ work experience who will earn a salary whilst they train.

Please click here for further information from the Department for Education.




School Direct: Personal Telephone Advice & Guidance

Applicants are encouraged to make use of expert telephone advice from the Teaching Agency about teaching or teacher training. Please contact their Teaching Line on freephone 0800 389 2500.

The HTSA works closely with Brunel and Roehampton Universities and the Institute of Education to provide placements.









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