Through our accredited School Direct programme you will gain a PGCE with QTS through either Exeter or Plymouth Marjons University. Please note that university fees will apply and the amount that education providers charge is variable. For more information on this please visit the relevant university's websites.

As a school direct student you will be based at Broadclyst Community Primary school or one of our partnering schools, your placement will be non-salaried but offers a variety of benefits over more traditional routes. 

The links below will provide further advice about funding and support, as well as specific eligibility criteria. 


For certain in-demand subjects, you can apply for a tax-free scholarship to support your training. To be eligible, you will typically need a 2:1 degree or above in the subject you want to teach (or a closely related subject). Visit Get Into Teaching to find out more.


Tax-free bursaries are available for training to teach a range of subjects. The level of funding and eligibility will vary depending on the subject you choose to teach, and your degree classification. For more information, visit Get Into Teaching.

Tuition fee and maintenance loans

If you’re not eligible to receive a bursary or scholarship, you can still apply for a student loan to cover your training programme fees and living costs. Find out more from Student Finance England.

Extra student funding

If you have dependents, you could access further funding to support your teacher training, such as Parents' Learning Allowances, Childcare Grants, or Child Tax Credits. The student finance calculator from Student Finance England allows you to estimate the level of funding that may be available.

Disabled students and care leavers

Universities and colleges have different ways of supporting you in higher education. Check if you are entitled to additional support and funding.