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QTS - Qualified Teaching Status
Teaching / Training (General)
School Direct is a school-led route offering you a way to qualify as a teacher (QTS) while based mainly in a school.
Why study School Direct at Middlesex University?
The School Direct Training programme is available to high-quality graduates and our partner schools offer places on both the tuition fee route and the salaried route. The salaried route means you will be able to earn a salary while you train, and aims to attract career changers and high quality candidates in hard to fill subjects.
At Middlesex, the School Direct programmes are closely aligned to the PGCE routes, meaning you will benefit from the provision of a range of high-quality central training, delivered by research-leaders and academics, who are widely published across disciplines such as multilingualism, diversity and childhood development.
All of our School Direct programmes provide the opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification, which can be used towards a master's degree in the future. This will enable you to develop your skills for teaching and for understanding the interrelationship between learning and teaching, as you develop in to a critically reflective practitioner. The majority of our School Direct programmes (all primary routes, secondary salaried routes and some secondary subject areas on the Tuition Fee route) are aligned with the PGCert Teaching qualification. School Direct Tuition Fee programmes in biology, chemistry, physics, drama with English, English, geography, history, and mathematics are aligned with the respective PGCE Secondary programmes.
Our extensive history of delivering leading education courses ensures that you will benefit from the guidance of expert tutors who bring a wealth of professional experience to their teaching and the primary School Direct Tuition Fee provision offered through the Brent Initial Teacher Training alliance is aligned with our primary PGCE programme.
What will you study on the School Direct (QTS)?
As a school-led route the great majority of your time will be spent in your training school. Your training programme has fully embedded the Core Content Framework for Initial Teacher Training. You will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to fully meet the Teacher Standards by the end of your apprenticeship training. The content and focus of many aspects of the training programme will be targeted to meet your individual needs, by utilising the resources of the school and their alliance partners. In addition, at Middlesex you will also benefit from access to the University's extensive resources, including those provided by the library and student support services.
How can the School Direct QTS support your career?
We are proud to have strong and committed partnerships with hundreds of schools located in London and the surrounding area. After graduation, School Direct students are expected to be employed within the School where they are pursuing their School Direct programme, although this cannot be guaranteed.
For this course (per year)
UK students are eligible to apply for this course.
A bachelor degree, usually 2.1 or 1st, relevant to the subject or phase (primary, secondary etc.) you want to teach. GCSE grade C / grade 4, or equivalent, in mathematics and English. All primary applicants must also hold grade C, or equivalent in a science subject. We also accept equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or other appropriately accredited providers if the testing arrangements have been approved by the ITT team at Middlesex. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills.
Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more