What is the PTSA School Direct (tuition fee) training route?
With this training route you’ll be based in a Plymouth primary or secondary school and will also be taught by our university partner. Plymouth Marjon University have been training educators and teachers since the 1840s and have a huge alumni network and extensive school relationships to support your future career.
You will be based out of two different schools across the year, immersed in school life and taking an active role in the school team. You will work mainly out of a lead school, with an additional placement to give you breadth of experience.
As well as on the job training from your lead and additional schools, some subject specific training will be provided by PTSA, led by current outstanding practitioners and provide you the opportunity to work with other trainees from different schools. You also attend university for core academic learning.
PTSA School Direct trainees benefit from a full 40-week schedule. Some training will be school-based, led by our network of subject leaders of educations (SLEs) who are on hand to provide evidence informed, school based subject and pedagogy input and support. You will be learning and working with other trainees from across the city.
The school won’t be your employer, and in many ways, your training will be similar to other programmes in universities, colleges, and SCITTs.
Successful completion of PTSA’s School Direct course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE qualification, with up to 60 Masters credits after one academic (September – July) year.