Teacher Training

Do you, or someone you know, want to be an excellent primary teacher?

If you are excited at the idea of making a difference to children’s lives, and have a determination, passion and commitment to your own personal development then this could be the programme for you!

“100% of last year’s trainees successfully passed our programme and are now working in schools across the South West”

In collaboration with Plymouth Marjon University and our Partnership Schools, we are proud to have created a school based training programme that combines learning alongside dedicated and talented teachers in the classroom, skilled mentors who will support and challenge you, bespoke school based subject knowledge days led by expert practitioners and  finally you be immersed in the latest educational research.

School Direct Trainees

Did you know …?

  • You can train locally  in one of our academies/schools across Devon
  • In one year you will be qualified with a PGCE and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
  • You will be based in an academy working alongside expert teachers
  • We can offer work experience in one of our School Direct schools

You will need …

  • A UK honours degree (or recognised equivalent) at 2:2 or above
  • GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Science, Maths and English

Once you have successfully completed the programme you will be guaranteed an interview in one of our School Direct schools and if successful could be earning £22,000+.

For all enquiries or further information about our School Direct Programme please contact us, or come along to one of our Open Events:

Apply via UCAS Email us Telephone us
Apply via UCAS  Email: schooldirect@astsa.org

Telephone: 01626 248793


Useful Links

If you would like further information about entering a career in teaching, you may find the following websites useful: