Routes into Teaching


There’s a range of routes into teaching for graduates:

For more details please on all of the routes go to

Post-Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship

This route into teaching began in Sept 2018. You will be employed by a school as an unqualified teacher and gain appropriate training and QTS as an Apprentice. Schools can offer this route and Enfield has an Agreed Provider of Apprenticeships at 2 Schools Consortium. For more information please see

School Based Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

This is a year-long, full-time, school-based initial teacher training programme. It is run by a group of schools, often in partnership with a Higher Education Institution.

In Enfield, 2 Schools Consortium offer SCITT training, and we have placements in schools from the LDBS SCITT.

School Direct

School Direct places are available in primary and secondary schools across Enfield and programmes generally last for one year.

There are two School Direct training options;

The School Direct Training Programme (salaried) is an employment-based route for high-quality experienced graduates with at least three years’ work experience. You will earn a salary while you train.

The School Direct Training Programme is for high-quality graduates who want to feel part of a school team whilst training. You’ll pay fees but may be eligible for a bursary of up to £20,000 or a scholarship of £25,000 to support you.

The Enfield Teaching School Alliances who offer School Direct places are: 2 Schools Consortium, Enfield Teaching Schools Alliance and The Pan Enfield Alliance. They work with a range of schools: primary, secondary and special.

University-Based Course: PGCE

The traditional route into teaching – a one-year university course leading to a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). The course combines academic study with a significant period of teaching practice in a variety of schools.

Additional information

Bursaries are available for eligible postgraduate courses in England for those who are not already employed as a teacher. Bursary amounts vary depending upon subject and teaching class. Information about all university-based courses and some SCITTs can be found at For further information about fees funding and bursaries go to or call the Get into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.


There’s a range of routes into teaching for undergraduates

Applications for these routes are handled by UCAS. Please visit find suitable courses and for more information on applications.