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School Direct - Teacher Training


Up until the 2017/18 academic year, Howe Dell was the hub school in a partnership of  five schools spread across Hatfield and beyond. However, we will not be offering any places for 2017/18 - please contact the University of Hertfordshire for more information on other providers.


There are basic requirements, such as holding a degree (2:2 or above), GCSE Maths, English and Science, and having had experience within a school environment.


To find out more and to make an application please visit the University of Hertfordshire School Direct website below.


Introduction to Teacher Training

This video will introduce you to the process for applying for post-graduate teacher training through the new UCAS Teacher Training system.

School Direct (salaried) programme
Trainees are employed as unqualified teachers during their training year. They will also be registered students at the University of Hertfordshire. The fees for the programme through University of Hertfordshire are paid by the training school.
Successful trainees will be recommended to the National College of Teaching and Leadership for Qualified Teacher Status and will be accredited with 30 Masters level credits (Level 7).


School Direct (unsalaried) programme
Trainees are school based but not employed by their training school. They will also be registered students at the University of Hertfordshire. The University of Hertfordshire fees for PGCE courses in 2014-15 is £9000. Trainees may be eligible for student finance from the Student Loan Company and may be eligible additionally for ITT burseries. Successful trainees will be awarded an internationally recognised secondary PGCE (i.e. Qualified Teacher Status and 60 Masters level credits).