Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership


We offer the following types of training places:
School Direct Training Programme (Tuition Fee)
School Direct Training Programme (Salaried)
Core PGCE (Tuition fee)
The Salaried route is an employment based route in to teaching, for graduates with three or more years' career experience. (Please note that we are able to consider applications from high quality graduates with less than 3 years experience for shortage subjects such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, languages and computing). The trainee is employed as an unqualified teacher by a school and their salary and training is subsidised by a government grant (depending on the subject). This Salaried route replaces the GTP route which has now closed. All Salaried trainees are on a QTS Programme (No PGCE)
The Tuition fee routes are open to all graduates and are funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee. The trainee may receive a bursary from the NCTL - depending on the subject being studied and the classification of the degree they hold. Please see the student finance section of the website for more details. All Tuition Fee trainees are awarded QTS as well as a PGCE validated by The University of Hertfordshire (depending on academic qualifications).
Support for all our trainees :
- a dedicated mentor within your placement school
- weekly Subject Knowledge for Teaching (SKfT) development sessions with Subject Leader 
- weekly Developing Professional Practice (DPP) sessions 
- termly visits from all SKfT Subject Course Leaders and our Quality Assurance team.



  • You need to have, or to be obtaining, a Degree or an approved equivalent in your chosen teaching subject or have a qualification which is directly relevant to it.
  • You also need basic GCSE A-C (or recognised equivalent) qualifications in English and Mathematics.
  • You need to have passed your Numeracy and Literacy Skills tests
If you have qualifications from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you will need to provide proof of equivalency from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC)


If you have any questions about your qualifications please contact Bedfordshire Schools' Training Partnership (01462 817445)


We do recruit from all sections of the community and we always appoint on merit - regardless of disability, gender, race and religion.

Our aim is to appoint applicants who have the necessary talents, commitment and enthusiasm to become effective teachers.

As a trainee teacher you will have extensive contact with children and before you start the course you must have appropriate DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance.