Apply now for School Direct
WCTSA is able to offer non-salaried School Direct places with QTS for both primary and secondary phases, with a minimum of 24 weeks in at least two schools.
For each of the subjects showing both UCAS codes applicants can choose either School Direct @Exeter or School Direct Distance.
Whilst we cannot guarantee employment, we aim to employ the majority of our trainees who learn to teach as part of the School Direct programme within our Alliance of schools.
For admissions enquiries specifically about our School Direct provision, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for Initial Teacher Training must be made through UCAS and application forms are available online through their website: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training.
How to apply
Please check Exeter University PCGE entry requirements for your chosen course before applying for a School Direct place with us. Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for a place on either the PGCE or School Direct programme:
- Graduate or equivalent status
- The relevance of an Honours degree content to the chosen specialist subject(s) (current University of Exeter students are allowed to take up to 30 credits outside of their degree programme, some of which may strengthen an application for a PGCE)
- Passes at GCSE in English and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent) for those applying for Secondary. If you are applying for Secondary Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Foreign Languages or Religious Education and do not have a pass at grade C in either English or Mathematics, you will have the opportunity to sit the University’s equivalency test in order to gain attainment at an appropriate level
- Passes at GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above (or equivalent) if you are applying for Primary. Please note: although the NCTL minimum requirement is a grade C at GCSE, we will generally only consider applicants with a grade B or above for Mathematics and English and a grade C or above for Science for the Primary programme
- Selection based on the information provided on the UCAS Teacher Training application
- Selection based on a successful interview
- Successful completion of the professional skills tests
- A medical report which is deemed satisfactory
- A completed Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check which is deemed satisfactory by the University.
For general enquiries about the PGCE or entry requirements for either programme, please contact the Exeter University PGCE Admissions Office:
- 0300 555 60 60 (UK callers)
- +44 (0)1392 723009 (EU/International callers)
- email: email@example.com