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PGCE School Direct (Primary and Secondary)

Train as a teacher based in a school of your choice, while still gaining a PGCE qualification from Roehampton and qualified teacher status

Key Facts



(PGCE) PGCE School Direct (Primary and Secondary)


Degree Duration

1 year :Full Time


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

School Direct is a government-led initiative that seeks to place schools at the centre of Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Working with University of Roehampton, our partner schools take a leading role in recruiting trainee teachers and in designing and delivering the training programme.

This is open to high quality graduates, often to people coming to teaching from other careers. Applications are made to individual schools or alliances of schools. The schools pay a salary based on that of an unqualified teacher but there is no government bursary paid for secondary specialisms that attract a bursary for those on the tuition fee route. Trainees carry out training both at Roehampton and within their school alliance.


You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources

Why Study this Degree

Roehampton offers an unusually wide range of secondary subject specialism and has training partnerships – primary and secondary- with over 150 schools

Successful completion will give you 60 master’s level credit, which can be carried forward to further study within a window of five years