Someone thinks you would make a great teacher!

One of your colleagues or friends has recommended you to the Straight to Teaching programme, a professional development course aimed at helping school staff with some teaching experience gain Qualifed Teacher Status (QTS) without leaving their school.

How does the referral process work?

If you decide to enrol onto the programme, both you and your referer will recieve an Amazon voucher worth £30 after you begin the course. Before you can do this, you will need to speak to our enrolment team to discuss your suitabilty for the course. Register your interest using the contact form and an advisor will contact you shortly.

About Straight to Teaching

The course is designed for teaching assistants, unqualified teachers and other suitable school staff who already have some teaching experience and want to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Unlike traditional teacher training, the Straight to Teaching programme takes into account existing teaching experience, creating a QTS preperation course that can range from one to five terms.

How does Straight to Teaching make great teachers?

We believe that this route to QTS is ideal for existing school staff, particularly those who want to become a qualified teacher but can't leave their existing school. Don't just take our word for it, hear what this teacher and headteacher have to say about Straight to Teaching.


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Register your interest

Submit an interest in Straight to Teaching and one of our enrolment advisors will contact you to discuss how the programme can help you to become a qualified teacher.

“The Straight to Teaching programme is empowering, both for the member of staff and the school, as it enables them to achieve goals that they otherwise might not have been able to.

Having hands-on experience within a school that they are already working at means that they already know the school and the culture, and it’s where they want to be.” 

Melyvn Tatters, Headteacher at Westbrook Primary School