School Direct PGCE

This one year programme leads to a PGCE, recommendation for QTS and 60 credits at Master's level.

On our School Direct route you will learn hands-on in the classroom and at the university. You'll know in advance which schools you will be placed with and you will be able to develop close relationships with the teachers there. 

You will be placed in specific local schools so if you are keen on being based in a particular area, this could be the route for you.

We offer School Direct on a Tuition fee basis. We do not offer a salaried School Direct route at this time.

Schools

As a School Direct trainee, you will have three placements in at least two different secondary schools in our partnerships. The following subjects are available:

Bristol Redcliffe Open Interchange

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics 
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Physics

The Castle Consortium

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Religious Education

North Somerset Teaching Alliance

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physics
  • Religious Education

Excalibur Teaching School Alliance

  • Biology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Education

Subjects

You will receive an excellent teacher training that combines theory with practice whichever route you choose. We offer teacher training for the following subjects.

University led PGCE

We also offer a University-led route into teaching. Compare the two routes to decide which is right for you.

Funding

Find out about available funding to help you get into teaching

Contact us

Initial Teacher Education (PGCE and School Direct) Office
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4492
Email: ed-pgce@bristol.ac.uk

School of Education 
University of Bristol 
35 Berkeley Square 
Bristol, BS8 1JA

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