School Direct 2018–19 (from September 2018)

Following our success over the last two years, we are extremely proud to be once again offering flexible, accelerated School Direct teacher training programmes in Mathematics and Physics from August 2018. 

If you are interested in applying for one of these training programmes, applications need to be made via UCAS between 26 October 2017 and June 2018.

The School Direct accelerated training programme is a unique route into teaching, aimed at highly experienced and skilled individuals who are already in full or part time employment but who may be considering a career change. Those following this training programme have the capability to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) in a shorter period of time and for this reason can be awarded their QTS by the end of March 2019. 

To support you with this move towards becoming a specialist teacher in Mathematics or Physics, you may be entitled to receive up to £30,000 and will experience classroom based practice in two placement schools. The school based training will be led by experienced staff at St. Mary’s, in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, with the possibility of a job offer on successful completion of the course.

The programme will commence in August 2018; competition for places is expected to be high so early applications are encouraged.


To help overcome barriers, additional support includes:

  • Access to a high quality specialist knowledge enhancement (SKE) course (from May 2018)
  • Receive up to £30,000 to support your training 
  • Salaried and bursary/scholarship routes available
  • Connections to affordable local childcare provision
  • Access to a dedicated personal tutor
  • The opportunity to access a set aside hardship fund
  • Opportunities to visit other schools in The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust to gain school experience prior to application

How to Apply

Applications to both the Maths (accelerated) course and the Physics (accelerated) course need to be made via UCAS from 26 October 2017.

Apply via the UCAS website:

(search for Menston in the training provider box)

If you require any assistance regarding applying, please contact Jackie Ash or 01943 883000


UCAS Course codes

Mathematics (accelerated)   2TYF

Maths (non-salaried)   386Q

Physics (accelerated)   2TYG

Physics (non-salaried)  386R


If you require any further information or if you wish to make an initial enquiry please contact Jackie Ash via or 01943 883000.