Designed by groups of schools in partnership with Bath Spa University, our School Direct routes are a popular choice for trainee teachers.

There are two separate School Direct Training Programmes available in partnership with Bath Spa University:

  • School Direct Training Programme is for high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £20,000 or a scholarship of £25,000 to support you while you train.

'Headteachers are confident that they gain a professional who is of high quality when they employ NQTs from Bath Spa University.'

Ofsted, 2015 

School Direct places are offered by a school, or group of schools, in partnership with Bath Spa University. The majority of School Direct places offered will be on the School Direct Training Programme, typically lasting one academic year on a full-time basis. This will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with up to 60 level 7 credits and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 

During the 2017/18 academic year Bath Spa University has offered School Direct places with the following providers:

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