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University-led training:

If you have a degree then you can go back to university as a postgraduate student.

With university-led training you spend about a third of your time in academic learning and the rest in school placements.

In addition to QTS you’ll get a PGCE or PGDE (an academic qualification).

Courses typically take one year but you may be able to study part-time.

Fees are usually around £9,250 but you can:

Train as you teach at a school or group of schools:

School direct (fee-funded):

On a ‘School Direct (fee-funded)’ programme you spend less time learning about the theory of teaching than you would in university-led training.

Despite the focus on training as you teach, many courses give you a PGCE or PGDE (an academic qualification) in addition to QTS.

Courses typically take one year but you may be able to study part-time.

Fees are usually around £9,250 but you can:

Earn a salary:

Some training programmes like ‘School Direct (salaried)’ and ‘postgraduate teaching apprenticeships’ offer a salary.

You spend less time learning about the theory of teaching than you would in university-led training.

Despite the focus on training as you teach, many ‘school direct (salaried)’ courses give you a PGCE or PGDE (an academic qualification) in addition to QTS.

Courses typically take one year but you may be able to study part-time.