11 To 18 (Secondary) QTS Programme

This programme is suitable for graduates that wish to gain QTS for employment in Secondary Schools.

The Tuition fee programme will include 2 placements with the first one from September to December and then January to July in a  contrasting Secondary school. 

For this programme you would be eligible for the Secondary tax-free bursary rates for your specialist subject.


For 2024 to 2025, the bursaries available are:

  • £28,000 in Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics and Physics
  • £25,000 in Geography and Languages (including ancient languages), Biology and Design & Technology  
  • £10,000 in English, Art & Design, Music and Religious Education

Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or master’s.

The DfE are offering scholarships of:

£30,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
£27,000 in French, German and Spanish (no other languages)

Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a 1st, 2:1, master’s or PhD, though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.

Scholarships also come with a package of additional benefits from the relevant scholarship body:

  • tax free scholarship 
  • membership to the professional body 
  • subject specialist events and webinars held by professional bodies online and face-to-face workshops across the country
  • subject specialist mentors and coaching 
  • community of scholars (ex-scholars, teachers, subject leaders) 
  • access to classroom resources 
  • continuing professional development (CPD) and networking events during ITT year and alumni

Scholarships are applied for separately to ITT and only awarded to high calibre students who pass a robust application and interview process in one of the specialist subject areas. Scholarships are awarded instead of a bursary.

Scholarship applicants should apply to the relevant scholarship body. Details are available on Get Into Teaching.

Further guidance on postgraduate bursaries and scholarships is available in the initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual.


All of our programmes lead to Qualified Teacher Status with a PGCE.

To apply for this course follow the link below:

Apply for teacher training – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)



Candidates must have a good Degree with a minimum of 2:2 classification (or equivalent)
Maths and English at GCSE C /4

We require 50 % of your undergraduate degree to be in the subject that you wish to teach in the Secondary phase or a good A level pass at grade B or better and evidence of continued subject knowledge development.

Personal qualities

We are looking for candidates who want to make a difference to the lives of children. We want you to have a genuine passion for teaching.

Other requirements

We do not require candidates to have school / classroom experience before making an application. The provider will undertake criminal record checks, health screening checks and request a CV.

School Direct Salaried Programmes:

To check if the subject you are interested in is available, please contact us first, via email, with your CV.