Each year, our teaching school offers a number of places on the School Direct programme, which allows your staff members to train to teach in a school of their choosing. 100% of trainees go on to full time employment, with 50% employed in TVTSA schools and academies. All TVTSA School Direct places lead to qualified teacher status.

Trainees will gain a PGCE, validated by Nottingham Trent University, Bishop Grosseteste University, University of Derby or Loughborough University, and credits towards a master’s qualification. They will spend the majority of their time training in the classroom, alongside outstanding teachers and supported by specialist mentors, helping them to build their confidence in a school environment.

We offer full-time (one year)and part-time (two years) courses across both primary and secondary phases. Places are offered on a non-salaried basis. Non-salaried UK or EU trainees are eligible to apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. Substantial tax-free bursaries are also available to trainees in certain subject areas.

Find out more about our programme here