School Direct

What better way to learn to teach than in a school?

School Direct  courses last for the full academic year, during which time trainees are based in a host school with excellent experience in supporting with ITT, alongside professional studies sessions at the Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training base.

On successful completion of the training, trainees are awarded a PGCE with QTS.

This course offers a brilliant option if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’ – but you shouldn’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. That means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you’re ready.


Our ethos is simple ‘Everybody Cares, Everybody Learns, Everybody Matters’ and we embody this to ensure the best outcomes for our teachers and pupils.


Why train with us?

Find out more about our training programme and how it is structured.

How to Apply

Thinking about applying? Find out what happens next.

Bursaries & Funding

How much does the course cost and how will I fund it?

School Experience

Advice on how to get into schools and experience a modern primary classroom.

Partner Schools

We are indebted to our wonderful partner schools for hosting our trainees.


“The Riding Forward Teaching Programme through Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training has provided me with the tools and support to feel equipped ready to start a career in teaching.”

Miss Norton, July 2022