School Direct PGCE

This one year programme leads to a PGCE, recommendation for QTS and 60 credits at Master's level.

On our School Direct route you will learn hands-on in the classroom and at the university. You'll know in advance which schools you will be placed with and you will be able to develop close relationships with the teachers there. 

You will be placed in specific local schools so if you are keen on being based in a particular area, this could be the route for you.

We offer School Direct on a Tuition fee basis. We do not offer a salaried School Direct route at this time.


The following alliances/consortia are offering School Direct programmes for 2019 entry as follows:

Bristol Redcliffe Open Interchange

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physics
  • History
  • Music

North Somerset Teaching Alliance

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Music
  • RE


You will receive an excellent teacher training that combines theory with practice whichever route you choose. We offer teacher training for the following subjects.

Outstanding Ofsted Inspection 2018

Our initial teacher education programmes have been ranked as outstanding in every category by Ofsted.

University led PGCE

We also offer a University-led route into teaching. Compare the two routes to decide which is right for you.


Find out about available funding to help you get into teaching

Contact us

Initial Teacher Education (PGCE and School Direct) Office
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4492

School of Education 
University of Bristol 
35 Berkeley Square 
Bristol, BS8 1JA

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